Marianna “Mary Ann” Gurule, 70, a lifelong resident of Las Vegas, NM, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on December 31, 2021. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend with a heart of gold.
Mary Ann leaves behind her husband of 50 years, Cayetano Gurule; her children: Mike Gurule and wife Jaimie, Valerie Gillespie and husband John, Chris Gurule and fiancé Crystal; grandchildren: John Gillespie, Jamie Gillespie and fiancé Eric Larson, Cayetano Gurule, Alendria Gurule, Abigal Gurule, Liam Gurule; great-grandchildren: Hailey Larson, Landon Larson, Noah Larson, and Elijan Larson; a sister Madeline “Penny” Drury; sisters-in-law: Elizabeth Gurule, Mary Lou T Yang, Tonita Gurule-Giron, Cathy Jaramillo, Beatrice Paiz-Zavala, Minnie Gurule; brothers-in-law: Arturo Gurule ad wife Phyllis, Dominic Gurule, Paul Gurule and wife Anita, Luis Gurule and numerous nephews and nieces and cousins most that held a special place in her heart. Here special souls, Maggie Bramblett, Christian Maestas, ad Christopher Vigil who were like her children, and special friends that became family Gilbert and Christina Maestas.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Manuel Maestas; mother Maria F. “Tina” Larson; a son, Robert Gurule; brother Ernest Jaramillo; brothers-in-law: James “Gigi” Gurule, Amon gurule, Edward “Lalo” Lucero, and Bobby Ray Gutierrez; a sister-in-law, Mary Dell Gutierrez; uncles Phillip and Rudy Maestas; aunts: Frances Maestas, Mary Rita Phillips, and Ernestine “Tina” Gallegos; nephews: James “Holly” Gurule, Phillip and Joe Jaramillo; daughter-in-law, Barbara Gurule; and mother and father-in-law, Santiago and Dolores Gurule.
As a teenager she traveled the world as a “military brat”. She graduated from Sandia High School in Albuquerque NM before returning to Las Vegas. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm in St. Francis Chapel at Gonzales Funerals & Cremations. Services will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church with a rosary on Tuesday evening, January 11, 2022 at 7:00 pm with the Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 9:00 am by Father Rob Yaksich. The interment will follow in the family plot in St. Anthony’s Cemetery with the following serving as casket bearers: Patrick Gutierrez, Christopher Vigil, Arturo Tenorio, Christian Maestas, Clifford Pekco, Mike Gurule, and Patrick Gutierrez Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be John Gillespie, John Gillespie Jr. Cayetano Gurule, Eric Larson,s Luis Gurule, and James Giron Jr.
Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.gonzlesfunerals.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Billy G. Rogers at Gonzales Funerals & Cremations, 2315 Hot Springs Blvd, 425-9319.