Lucille Gutierrez, age 94, passed away peacefully at her home in Katy, Texas on Sunday, February 14, 2021. Lucille was born on Monday, February 14, 1927 to Burl Clayton and Hettie Cates Crump in Parks, Arkansas.

Lucille married James Calvin Coonce on June 22, 1945. They had three children, 15 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. In 1976, they were divorced. On December 27, 1977, Lucille married Rosendo Gomez Gutierrez. Together, they enjoyed forty-three years of marriage.

Lucille had a passion for reading, art, gardening, travel, animals, playing canasta and dominos.

She attended Odessa Junior College in Odessa, Texas, Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas, and received her bachelor’s degree in Education from North Texas State University in Denton, Texas. Lucille had a long and successful career as a schoolteacher of Art, Science, and English. She taught in elementary and junior high school in Morgan City, Houma, and Lafayette, Louisiana, and Terrell, Mesquite, and North Richland Hills, Texas.

Lucille was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Burl Clayton Crump and Hettie Cates Crump, her brothers, Cedric Crump and Bryce Crump, her loving husband, Rosendo Gutierrez; and her daughter, Linda Walters.

Lucille is survived by her daughter and son in law, Becky and Allen Hebert of Katy, Texas and her daughter and son-in-law-law, Sherry and Terry Sasser of Floresville, Texas; sisters, Euva Lee Scott of Tyler, Texas, Doris Ross of Dumas, Arkansas, brother, Bobby Dale Crump of West Monroe, Louisiana, fifteen grandchildren, forty-four great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be Friday, February 26, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas with Dr. Andrew Hebert officiating. Interment will follow at the Buffalo Cemetery in Boles, Arkansas. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena. No visitation is planned.

Pallbearers will be Gary Crump, Dennis Scott, William Crump, Bryce Crump, Allen Hebert, and Michael McCain.

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