Passed Away On: 04/28/2018

Natalie Gutierrez Velazquez age eighty-seven, went to be with The Lord, On April 28, 2018. She was the beloved daughter of Manuel Gutierrez and Rosie Aguirre Gutierrez. She was born in San Jose California on December 1,1930.

She was one of ten children. She lived with her family until she met and fell in love with Rito Velazquez and the two were married in February 1945. She was a remarkable woman that never stopped. She found much joy in taking care of others. She’d make sure all loose ends of a project or a situation were completed; rarely leaving anything undone.

Her children were very important to her. She and her husband (Rito), would see to it that they would take their children on a camping trip twice a year. They would travel to Sunset beach and Yosemite, a time to cherish and make memories to talk about for years to come.

She held yearly Easter gatherings and Christmas get togethers making tamales; backyard BBQ’s and swimming parties were just a few settings to be full of laughter. Some of her favorite things to do were: taking the train to the City (San Francisco) for the day to enjoy the wonderful weather and atmosphere to visiting Cancun and Xtapa Mexico and relishing her favorite past time of shopping with close friends and relatives.

Yet, life for Natalie will not stop here. It will go on in the remembrance of her living legacy. Which is her children and their spouse’s: Ernie and Paula Velazquez, Rita Castro, Frank and Julie Weinhardt-Velazquez, Arthur Sr. and Dolly Cruz-Velazquez

She will be fondly remembered by her ten grandchildren and their spouses. They are as follows:

Lori Castro Rendle; David Castro; The late Alex (Ninny) Castro Anthony and Christina Velazquez; Rachael and Sean DeAnda Arthur Jr. and Ana Arevelo-Velazquez; Rose and Juan Olguin-Velazquez, Natalie Velazquez, Brittany and Adam Dietrich, Elijah and Jeannette Velazquez.

Her remembrance will continue on through her great grandchildren, but will not stop here.

They are as follows: Danielle and Warren Castro-Price,  Miranda Velazquez, Anthony Velazquez Jr., Isabella Velazquez Isaiah DeAnda, Josiah DeAnda, Matthias DeAnda Isabel Velazquez, Joshua Velazquez, Arthur the Third Velazquez RoseMarie Olguin, Urijah Olguin, Jonathan Velazquez, Moriah Velazquez, Noah Dietrich, Olivia Dietrich, Dolly Dietrich and Aaliyah Velazquez

How does one some up a life so rich and full? Strength and vitality were just two of her virtues to be said of the many qualities of her life was blessed with. She pressed through hard times; while basking in the pleasures of others. She challenged family and friends to think about life in different ways; leaving their presence to think about conversations that just took place with her.

Family and friends, her presence will truly be greatly missed. Her conversations will be yearned for. Yet, her passion for life should make us all move forward. We need to take her everywhere we go. Share our life with her memory Whether we take in a Sunrise from our backyards to a Sunset on the beach, remember her. Weather we’re at Disneyland watching a parade or taking in a movie with popcorn, remember her.

Weather we are traveling to the mountains or across the states; remember her Weather we are playing cards on a Friday night, or going to a horse show out of town remember her.

Genesis 15:15

“As for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you will be buried at a good old age.

A Rosary will be held on Monday, May 7th, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Tres Pinos.

On Tuesday, May 8th, 2018,  a Mass of the Resurrection will begin at 11:00 a.m. at St. Bendict Church.