COMANCHE Funeral mass for Maria Elena Gutierrez, 54, of Comanche, will be at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel with Father Philip McNamara officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery in Comanche County. Rosary will be at 6 p.m. today. Visitation will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

She died on Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at her home.

She was born on Dec. 16, 1955, in Wardel, Mo., to Ignacio and Maria (Garcia) Aranda. She was employed by the Gustine ISD as a custodian.

Survivors include her husband, Santos Gutierrez of Comanche; her daughter, Lisa Sierra and husband Juvenal Sierra of Comanche; son, Elias Gutierrez of Comanche; daughter, Mariza Gutierrez of Comanche, Texas: three grandchildren; five brothers, Joe Aranda of Dublin, Ruben Aranda of Dublin, Manuel Aranda of Dublin, Marcus Aranda of Arizona, and Domingo Aranda of Gustine; and two sisters, Vera Hernandez of Arkansas, and Janie Hernandez of Dublin.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Lucia Aranda and brother, Benito Aranda.