Henry Robert Gutierrez, Jr. (Zeta Gamma) 1953-2017
A Memorial Rosary will be held at St. JAMES CATHOLIC CHURCH at 9:30 A.M. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. James Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m.; interment will follow at St. James Catholic Cemetery in Seguin, where Henry will be laid to rest in the Gutierrez family plot. A Mourner’s Reception will follow at the St. James Catholic Church FAMILY CENTER, immediately after the reception.
Henry attended elementary and middle school at St. Joseph’s School in Seguin. He was a graduate of Seguin High School and very proud of his three years in the MATADOR MARCHING BAND. He subsequently graduated from TEXAS LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY with a BS degree in Political Science where he was a member of the Honorary Band Fraternity, KAPPA KAPPA PSI.
After graduation from TLU, Henry worked as a Manager at Walgreen’s in Seguin, New Braunfels and Austin, until he accepted employment with the Community Supervision and Corrections Department in the Comal County PROBATION OFFICE. He worked as a probation officer for 20 years before retirement. Henry was proud for the opportunity to work in law enforcement and had great regard and appreciation for the entire Law Enforcement Community.
Henry inherited an intense love of sports from his Mother. As a band member he was a huge supporter of the Seguin Matadors and the TLU Bulldogs. He rejoiced and/or cried with the Dallas Cowboys and the San Antonio Spurs during their victories and defeats. He was devoted to his pets and each dog he owned was treated “royally” and completely spoiled; or as Henry used to say “My dogs aren’t spoiled, I’m just well trained.” Life without a dog was never an option for Henry.
In addition to his work and community activities, Henry was a devout Catholic. He was involved with his parish community at St. James Catholic Church for more than 56 years, since his school days at St. Joseph’s, and where he was a member of the KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS of Council 3412 and a 4th degree Knight in assembly 2055.
Henry was preceded in Death by his loving parents, Henry & Guadalupe Gutierrez. He is survived in life by his sister, Dahlia Marie Gutierrez and his brother-in-law, Prof. George E. Dix of Austin, TX., as well as one aunt and countless cousins.
In Lieu of Flowers, plants or gifts of any kind, the family requests that donations be made: Any small amount of CASH DONATION and/or Checks payable to: NLEOMF (National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial Fund; which provides financial support to families of fallen officers.).