Stephen Kenneth Gutierrez

Stephen Kenneth Gutierrez

July 09, 1945 ~ January 23, 2021

Stephen Kenneth Gutierrez, 75, of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, passed away January 23, 2021.
Steve was born in Gerard, Kansas in 1945 to Florence Patricia Sweet and Bill Sweet. At age 3 his mother remarried Nick R. Gutierrez who later became his and his 2 older sibling’s adoptive father.
Following high school he enlisted in the US Air Force. He trained and served as a fighter aircraft weapons and munitions technician during the Vietnam era.
Steve worked for Lincoln Baking Corp. as a route drive, then started with General Telephone & Electronics (GTE) in 1971.
He retired from Verizon (formally GTE) after 28 years then continued working with the phone company now called Alltel. Steve continued working as a consultant until 2015 when he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Patricia (Pat) and Nick Gutierrez, a brother, William V. (Cowboy) Gutierrez of Moyers, OK.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Anita, and 2 children; His daughter, Shannon K. Wilford (Bill), their four children, Will, 12, Mikayla, 10, Emma, 8, and Caleb, 6; his son Shane C. Gutierrez (Deanna) and their 3 children, Ethan 16, Owen, 13 and Lilly, 11.
Also left to cherish his memory are his 3 sisters, Bonnie Vessels, Patricia Peters and Maria Gutierrez of Macon Georgia, one brother, Nick (Kathy) of Bradenton, FL and 12 nieces and nephews.
Cremation was chosen.
Services will be held at a later date.
Donations may be made in his name to the Cancer Society and Hospice of Elizabethtown, Kentucky.


Tod & Becky Sumner

February 2, 2021, 10:54 pm

Tod and I are very sad that we didn’t get to have Steve as a friend for longer. We are grateful for the time we did have him as a neighbor.

Sherry S. Gutierrez

February 3, 2021, 1:25 am

Anita, I was saddened to hear of Steve’s passing. I met him twice and he seemed to be a very nice man. He certainly loved you very much. He was a wonderful family man and my girls thought he was a great uncle. I am so happy they were able to meet all of you and Bonnie too. Again, my condolences. You will be in my prayers during this time of sadness.

Connie Jolly

February 3, 2021, 1:32 am

I am so sorry for your loss. Steve was a kind and thoughtful person. Anita and the kids will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Patrick Jolly

February 3, 2021, 1:41 am

My deepest condolences..Steve was an inspiration to all those he touched. He taught me so much in my early years, and I am forever grateful for knowing him. He will surely be missed.

Vince and Nancy Falcione

February 3, 2021, 1:52 am

So sorry to hear of your loss of your loved one. God be with you always. Love, Vince and Nancy.

Barbara And Tom Harwell

February 3, 2021, 1:14 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Anita, and your family. We are very grateful to have known Steve and shared so many special memories with him, especially at the lake. He will be greatly missed by friends and family.

Greg Janet Zimmerlee

February 3, 2021, 6:38 pm

We never seem to have the words to say or the expressions to give when we suffer a loss of a person like Steve . His presence may be gone but his memory will always be spoken in the kindest of terms.. Rest in Peace Steve Janet (Lashley) Zimmerlee/ Greg Zimmerlee 2/3/2021

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