Vincente F. Gutierrez Jr., 62, passed away on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, after a battle with cancer.
Vincente was born in Billings, MT the son of Vicente and Cecilia Gutierrez. He was one of nine children. Vincente attended Senior High and graduated from Billings Vo-Tech. He entered the U.S. Marine Corps in 1974 and served overseas. He was proud of his service to our country. Vincente worked in the construction trades throughout Montana and Wyoming. He loved working on his cars, making them look sharp and cruising around Billings listening to Mexican and Country Western music. He also enjoyed giving back to the community by working at the Habitat for Humanity Restore. His greatest joy though was spending time with family, especially his grand-children. Vincente will always be remembered for his huge smile and laughter. Thanks Vincente for being part of our lives, we will miss you deeply. He is preceded in death by his parents Vicente and Cecilia; brothers Jose and Roberto and sisters Mary and Margarita. He is survived by his companion of many years Paulette, daughter Mary and son Andrew (Nanette), sisters Yolanda (Ralph) Gallardo, Teresa (Robert) Hansen, Eugenia (Duane) Winslow and Martha (Jeff) Tanner, grandchildren Andrew, Kimberley, Kaci, Anthony and Joseph as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A vigil will be held from 4:00 to 8:00pm on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at Cremation & Funeral Gallery. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at Mary Queen of Peace. Rite of Committal will be held at 2:00pm with military honors at the Yellowstone National Cemetery in Laurel.