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Janice Gutierrez

November 19, 1937 — June 13, 2017

Janice Gutierrez

Janice Wear Gutierrez (Jan); born Nov. 19, 1937 in Bonne Terre, MO to Berniece Palmer Wear and Hugh Eldridge Wear. Berniece passed away Nov. 20, 1937 due to complications of childbirth. Hugh remarried in 1940, making Melva Wunderlich Jan's devoted mother. Janice passed away on June 13, 2017.

The family, which soon included a younger brother, Arthur, lived in several mid-western states before settling in Dallas, TX. Jan felt privileged to have graduated grade school from Christ the King Elementary School there and high school from Ursuline Academy. She treasured fond memories of her years at UA, maintaining touch with several of her classmates all her life.

She attended UT Austin where she met her future husband, Abe Gutierrez. Jan worked for Braniff Airways in Dallas for two years, then married. She and Abe married April 4, 1959 in Aurora, CO, where Abe was stationed in the AF. Eventually,they were blessed with two children; Mark in 1960 and Melissa in 1964.

The loves of her life, after faith and family were nature, animals(especially dogs and horses)and art, in particular Native American art. She was an avid collector and advocate of same. One of her proudest memories was that of her role in establishing an English riding club in Friendswood, TX,where she and Abe raised their children, living there for almost 20 years.

Preceded by Mother, Father, step Mother and brother. Survived by love of life, husband of 58 Years, son Mark, daughter, Melissa /husband Scot D''Arbonne, grandson, Cameron Harley and sister-in-law, Gay Wear.

Recitation of the Holy Rosary will begin at 1 PM, Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Kerrville Funeral Home.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 3:30 PM, Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Notre Dame Catholic Church.

Interment will be near Dickenson, Texas at Mt. Olivet Cemetery at a later date.

The family invites you to leave a message or memory at by selecting Obituaries. Select ''Sign Guestbook'' at the bottom of the individual memorial.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Kerrville Funeral Home. (830) 895-5111.

Visitation Schedule

Kerrville Funeral Home
1221 Junction Hwy.
Kerrville, TX  78028
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
1:00 PM
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Funeral Mass
Notre Dame Catholic Church
Kerrville, TX  78028
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
3:30 PM

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