Natasha LeAun Gutierrez, 1987-2005
Natasha LeAun Gutierrez of Meeker died Oct. 8, 2005, at Pioneers Hospital in Meeker. She was 18.
Natasha was born May 22, 1987, at the Madigan Army Hospital in Tacoma, Wash., the oldest daughter of Jose “Joe” and Donna Michelle (Rose) Gutierrez. As a young girl, Gutierrez and her family moved to Meeker where she attended school, graduating with the Meeker High School Class of 2005. She was a licensed esthetician and manicurist before she graduated high school. She was studying massage therapy and attending hair school in Glenwood Springs, while working with her mother in their White River Body Spa at the time of her death. To know Natasha was to know a young lady filled with fun, smiles and laughter. She loved being around people, especially boys. She will be remembered by many for her loving and caring attitude. She loved to spend time with her dad, hunting and fishing and when in high school, she helped train Meeker wrestlers. As a peewee wrestler, she used proper technique and surprised many young men with her headlock. She enjoyed volunteering with the Meeker Giving Tree and loved the time she spent helping the Meeker Lions Club. She worked hard on the Meeker High School annual each year and was a former member of the Meeker Makos Swim Team.
Natasha is survived by her parents, Joe and Donna; her sister, Alexis; her paternal grandmother, Rose Gutierrez of Meeker; her maternal grandparents, Diana Gibson of Denver and Robert Rose of Eureka, Calif.; her uncles, Roman (Vicki) Gutierrez of Craig, Bobby (Wendy) Gutierrez of Meeker; aunts Priscilla (Stevan) Kilibarda of Brooklyn Center, Minn., Margie (Richard) Carrillo of Pueblo, Jannette (Gary) Davies of Greeley, Cindy (Andre) Fox, and Sandy (Oliver Wilson) Gibson, both of Grand Rapids, Mich.; as well as numerous cousins, friends and classmates.
Natasha was preceded in death by her grandfather, Roberto Gutierrez, and her great-grandmother, Florence Barnes.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2005, at the Fairfield Community Center with her former ele–ment—-ary school principal, Deacon Bill Ertmer, officiating. Interment will follow in the Highland Cemetery. A visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005, and until noon Friday, Oct. 14, 2005, at Cochran Memorial Chapel.
Memorial funds in her name have been established at First National Bank of the Rockies and Mountain Valley Bank.
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