A longstanding resident of Culver City, where she raised five children on Wagner Street in the Vets Park neighborhood, Betty Gutierrez died fittingly on Mother’s Day, peacefully with her family by her side. She was 78. Gutierrez was her children’s biggest supporter often seen with her cowbell and cheering loudly at their sporting events. She was a loving grandmother to five granddaughters.
Gutierrez is survived by her children, Carla Mathers, Jesse Shumake, Yvonne Gutierrez, Albie Gutierrez and Chuck Gutierrez and granddaughters, Samantha, Daniella, Justyne, Hannah and Sofia.
“We love you mom and we will cherish the times together,” said Albie Gutierrez, a City of Culver City employee.
– Mike Cohen