James Gutierrez Jr.
Age 78, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 8, 2018 at his home in Moreno Valley, CA with his family at his side after a short illness. James will be lovingly remembered by his wife Sharon of 55 years; daughters Kathy (Nikki) Gutierrez, Kris Shelley and Karen (Larry) Gutierrez; and grandchildren Brittney (Nick), Ryan and Alyssa. He is also survived by his brothers Vince (Carin) and Albert (Dottie) and Victor (predeceased in 2002).
James Gutierrez, Jr was born on June 30, 1940 in Compton, California to the late James and Alice Gutierrez. He graduated in 1958 from Compton High School. He enlisted into the U.S. Air Force in 1959 and retired in 1979 after serving 20 years. He married Sharon A. Austin on May 25, 1963 in Melbourne, Florida.
Mr. Gutierrez and his family moved to Moreno Valley, CA after retiring from the USAF. He worked another 24 years at March Air Reserve Base as the Chief of Vehicle Maintenance until his retirement in January 2005.