Mary Josephine Gutierrez, 93, passed away Friday, November 15, 2019, in Safford. Josephine was born in El Paso, TX to Joe & Sara Ortega. The family moved to the area in 1933 where she lived until her death.
Josephine worked for the Greenlee County School Superintendent’s office for many years. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, baking, visiting with the sick, volunteering at the Newman Center and spending time with her family & friends.
She is survived by her daughter, Sarah Jensen and granddaughter Taylor Jensen. She is also survived by her sisters; Alice Martinez of Verde Lee and Beatrice Cervantez of Phoenix and numerous nieces & nephews.
Josephine was preceded in death by her husband; John Gutierrez, a life-long resident of Clifton, by her sister Margy Barney of Corona, CA and her son-in-law, Mark Jensen.
She was a spunky woman whose long life was made meaningful by her faith and family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Our Lady of Guadalupe roof fund, P.O. Box 147 Solomon, Arizona 85551.
Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. followed by the Memorial Mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Safford, AZ. Graveside services will be held on December 7, at 1:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Morenci, AZ.
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