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Délia Gutiérrez Ramírez

Délia Gutiérrez Ramírez

Tuesday, April 21st, 1925 - Thursday, July 18th, 2019
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Delia Gutiérrez Ramírez, 94, de Springfield falleció en la gracia de Dios, el 18 de julio de 2019, en compañía de su familia. Hija de sus difuntos padres, José Gutiérrez y Justina Ramírez, Delia nació el 21 de abril de 1925, en Atotonilco el Alto, Jalisco, México. Fue bautizada de niña en la iglesia católica romana en el pueblo de su nacimiento. Contrajo matrimonio con + Pedro Cordero Aguilar en 1948 and su mayor logro fue haber tenido cinco hijos.

Fue una madre dedicada quien manejo familia y trabajo fuera de la casa. Delia preparaba platillos mexicanos tradicionales de recetas de su madre. Así este octubre pasado, todavía podía hacer tortillas de harina a mano. Ser dueña de un carro y manejarlo le encantaba. Cambiar una llanta ponchada no era problema. Ningún lugar era muy lejos para ir manejando de Chicago a Weslaco o a Guadalajara. Sus hijos pueden constatar esto.
Ella amaba bailar y cantar al compas de Agustín Lara y Libertad LaMarque que escuchaba en la radio, mientras tocaba su querida guitara. De niña, en lugar de ir a clases, se escapaba a jugar beisbol, su deporte favorito, andar en bicicleta y jugar a las canicas. Ya de adulta, le encantaba echar clavados a la alberca desde muy alto, nadar en el océano y montar a caballo. Sus pasatiempos eran tejer a gancho, bordar y coser. A Delia le encantaban los pájaros y en especial, extrañó a Paco, el perro mascota de la familia quien murió hace unos años.

Delia tenía un espíritu libre y valiente. Era un mujer independiente y venturosa que le gustaba los riesgos y lo desconocido. A la edad de 22 años, cruzó la frontera nadando para llegar a los Estados Unidos, con solo las prendas que llevaba puestas. Buscó trabajo para mandar dinero a casa de su madre viuda. Aunque solo terminó la primaria, reconoció el valor y la necesidad de aprender como pronunciar el abecedario y contar en inglés.

Ella tuvo una ética fuerte de trabajar y se le facilito conseguir empleo como los demás trabajadores. Le dio la bienvenida a retas de trabajos difíciles; como servir de trabajadora en una línea de ensamble en el calor extremo de una compañía de enlatados en Tejas, como soldadora, forradora de maletas, planchadora en tintorería, empacadora, hacer las cuerdas de las guitaras y finalmente se jubiló trabajando armando espejos y agregándole calcomanías para la empresa Beeco en mayo de 1991 en Chicago.

Delia puso pluma a papel para estar en comunicación con su madre en el transcurso de las décadas. Les inculcó el amor a la lectura a sus hijos leyéndoles las cartas que recibía de su madre. Les pasó como herencia sus tradiciones hispanas a sus hijos hablándoles en español y llevándolos a México en automóvil o autobús. Los mantuvo conectados con su familia y les ayudó a conocer la cultura de su país natal, que tanto amaba y añoraba.

También llego a conocer y amar los Estados Unidos. Cuando tenía 50 años, ella se hizo ciudadana americana. Con el humor que le caracterizaba, ella decía, “Ahora tengo un ojo azul y un ojo café”. Estaba muy orgullosa de ser ciudadana nacionalizada de los Estados Unidos and sabía su deber de votar y ejercerlo con todo derecho.
Delia tenía una fe intocable y devota a Dios y a Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. Fue católica romana practicante y esto lo dio a sus hijos. Fue miembro de la Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón en Springfield, desde 2007 and antes de venir a radicar a Springfield, asistió a la iglesia de Santa Juana de Arco en Weslaco donde sirvió como miembro del coro. Su fe era inquebrantable y al poco tiempo de llegar a Springfield, le diagnosticaron equivocadamente una enfermedad terminal y sin pensarlo más dijo, “lo que Dios mande”. Uno de tantos dichos de Delia era, “No estoy sola. Estoy con Dios y mazola! ” Mazola era el nombre de un aceite comestible.

A Delia le sobreviven cuatro hijos adultos y sus esposos; Guillermo y su esposa, Agustina, Carmen, Olga y su esposo, Shelby, y José. También sobreviven sus doce nietos y veintidós bisnietos and muchos más sobrinos. Su hijo menor, Arturo “Turín”, falleció en 1977. Tuvo cuatro hermanos ya fallecidos: Héctor y su esposa, +Beatriz, Godofredo y su esposa, Concepción, Elva, su cuata fraternal, y Laura, su hermana menor.

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Delia Gutierrez Ramirez, 94, of Springfield passed away with the Grace of God, July 18, 2019, with her family by her side. She was born to the late José Gutiérrez ? and Justina (Ramírez), April 21, 1925, in Atotonílco el Alto, Jalísco, México. Delia was baptized as a child in the Roman Catholic Church of her birthplace. She married the late Pedro Cordero Aguilar in 1948 and her greatest accomplishment was having five children.

A dedicated mother who juggled family and worked outside of the home. Delia prepared traditional Mexican cuisine that was passed down by her mother. Just last October, she made flour tortillas from scratch. Owning and driving a car was her delight. Changing a flat tire was not a problem for her. No place was too far to drive for her; from Chicago to Weslaco to Guadalajara. Her children can vouch for that.

She loved to dance, and to sing-along with Agustin Lara and Libertad LaMarque songs playing on the radio, while strumming her beloved guitar. As a child she would skip school to play baseball, her favorite sport, go bicycle riding and play marbles. As an adult, she enjoyed high diving into a swimming pool, swimming in the ocean and fast horseback riding. Her hobbies were crocheting, embroidering and sewing. Delia liked birds and dogs and in particular she missed the family dog, Paco, a JRT,izwho died a few years ago.

Delia was free-spirited, courageous, independent, daring and adventurous! At the young age of 22, she swam across the border into the USA, with only the clothes on her back to find work to send money home to her widowed mother. Even though she only completed 6th grade, she saw the value and the need to teach herself the English alphabet and how to pronounce the English numbers.

She had a strong work ethic and easily joined the ranks of blue-collar workers. She welcomed the challenge of hard work; serving as an assembly line worker in the sweltering heat of a canning company in Texas, as a welder, suitcase liner, dry cleaner, packer, guitar string maker and finally retired as a decal and glass frame worker from Beeco Company, a Painters & Allied Trades company in May 1991 in Chicago. Delia put pen to paper to stay in touch with her mother over the decades. She instilled the love of reading to her children by reading aloud the letters from her mother. She passed down her Hispanic heritage and traditions to her children by always speaking Spanish to them and by taking them to Mexico by car or bus. She kept them connected with her family and helped them experience the culture of her home country, she so loved and longed.

She also came to know and love the USA. In her 50s, she was determined to become a US citizen. With that sense-of-humor she was known for, she would say, “I now have one blue eye and one brown eye”. She was very proud of being a US Citizen and knew her duty to vote and exercised it rightfully.

Delia had an unwavering faith in God and was devoted to Our Lady of Guadalupe. She was a practicing Roman Catholic and instilled this in her children. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Springfield, since 2007 and before coming to live in Springfield, she attended St. Joan of Arc Church in Weslaco where she served as a choir member. Her faith was unmoving. When she was misdiagnosed with a terminal illness soon after arriving to Springfield, she stated, without hesitation, “lo que Dios mande”, may God’s will be done. One of Delia’s many sayings was, “No estoy sola. Estoy con Dios y Mazola!”

(I am not alone. I am with God and Mazola!”) Mazola was the name brand of a cooking oil.

Delia is survived by her four adult children and spouses; Guillermo (Agustina), Carmen, Olga (Shelby) and Jose. She is also survived by twelve grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her youngest son, Arturo “Turin” in 1977; her two brothers Hector (+Beatriz) and Godofredo (Concepcion “Cuca” - living), her two sisters, +Elba (her fraternal twin) and +Laura.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Monday, July 22, 2019 at Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home, 500 E. Walnut Street, Springfield, Missouri with a Rosary Service to begin at 6:30 pm.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, July 23, 2019 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1609 N. Summit, Springfield, Missouri with Father Gaspar Masilamani, C.M.F. officiating. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Claretian Vocation Ministry, 205 W. Monroe Street, 5th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60606.

Permanent online condolences, stories and photos may be shared at www.hhlohmeyer.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, July 22nd, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Monday, July 22nd, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home
    Address
    500 E. Walnut Street
    SPRINGFIELD, MO 65806
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  • Rosary Service

    Monday, July 22nd, 2019 | 6:30pm
    When
    Monday, July 22nd, 2019 6:30pm
    Location
    Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home
    Address
    500 E. Walnut Street
    SPRINGFIELD, MO 65806
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  • Service

    Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Sacred Heart Catholic Church
    Address
    1609 N. Summit
    SPRINGFIELD, MO 65803
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    Officiant
    Fr. Gaspar Masilamani C.M.F.
  • Interment

    Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Resurrection Cemetery
    Address
    4535 W. State Hwy EE
    Springfield, Missouri 65802
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haerlet@claretians.org

Posted at 10:59pm
Olga, my deepest condolences on the passing of your mom. Condolences to the rest of your family including Shelby. I am so sorry for your loss. I was able to read her obituary! What a mother you had! I was very impressed by the way she lived her life! I am sorry that I did not get to know her personally. What a great example she must have been for her children and all who knew her! May she come to know the peace of Christ she richly deserves. God Bless Her and may God Bless her family who mourn her loss. Love, Brother Tom Haerle CMF
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Velma Medina

Posted at 06:41pm
May this tree be a sample of how your mom lived. Enjoying and being thankful of all that God gave us; life, air, land, water, sun, nature! And the circle of life!
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