COLEMAN Funeral Mass for Manuel Gutierrez, 81, of Coleman, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 21, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Santiago Udayar officiating. Burial will follow in the Coleman City Cemetery. A rosary prayer service will be at 7 p.m. today at Stevens Funeral Home.

He died Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at Holiday Hill Nursing Home.

Manuel Gutierrez was born Dec. 25, 1926, in Valera, Texas, the son of Augustin and Vincenta Gutierrez. He grew up in Valera and Coleman. He was married to Anita Adame on July 4, 1948, in Coleman. He worked as a mechanic for Taylor Motor Company for many years. He also did yard care, had been a member of the hospital board and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, including the Holy Name Society.

Survivors include his wife, Anita Gutierrez of Coleman; his children, Tina Bernal and husband, Gilbert of Austin, Toney Gutierrez and wife, Wanda, of Abilene, Natalie Jones and husband, Dale, of Coleman, Johnny Jurado and wife, Tonya, of Dublin; one sister, Pina Salinas of Austin; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one daughter, Ester Vivian Gutierrez.

Memorials may be sent to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 303 East College, Coleman, Texas 76834.