Gutierrez, Rebecca - obit

Rebecca Lynn "Becky" Gutierrez

September 27, 1960 - March 26, 2021

A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered. Please join us to mourn the passing of Rebecca (Becky) Lynn Gutierrez who passed away on March 26, 2021, at the age of 60.

Becky was born on September 27, 1960 to Derwin and Shirley (Brown) Warren in Hobbs, New Mexico.

Moving around with her nomadic family, Becky lived and went to school in several states: Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, California and finally graduated High School in Oregon – which she loved.

Before settling into a career, Becky chose to travel, work at odd jobs (like crabbing, a cannery, painting houses, managing a video store, etc.), plus continuing her education.

Becky met her true love, David Gutierrez, in Albuquerque, NM in 1986 and was happily married in 1989. The Gutierrez family was complete when their son, Ryan Alexander, was born in 1990. 

Becky’s professional career really started in Albuquerque in 1991 with Baxter Health Care as an Auditor. From there, the Gutierrez’s moved to New Jersey, Chicago, and finally Texas as Becky’s successful career advanced her to Senior Director of Application Development Business Relations Manager for Vizient. Becky had two mottos she took to heart: “Do the right thing” and “Be best at whatever it is you do.”  

With all of her successes in her career, Becky’s real pleasures were derived from her family. As of now, the Gutierrez family has grown to include her daughter-in-law, Catherine Gutierrez, and her granddaughter, Reece Gutierrez. Other pleasures included being outdoors, reading, costume parties, games, and laughing!

Becky is survived by her parents, Derwin and Shirley (Brown) Warren; her husband, David Gutierrez; her son, Ryan Gutierrez; her daughter-in-law, Catherine Gutierrez; her granddaughter, Reece Gutierrez; and her siblings Phillip Warren, Carla (Warren) Scott, Kenneth Warren, and Anessa (Warren) Collins.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Monday, April 5, 2021  at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 N. Central Expressway, Allen, Texas. The service will also be live streamed at TJMfuneral.com on Becky’s obituary page by clicking on the following link: https://celebrationoflife.tv/blog/rebecca-lynn-becky-gutierrez. After the service, the recorded live stream will be available for viewing at the same link location.

A celebration of life for Becky will be held in the Fall – her favorite time of the year.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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We didn't work together very long, but I really enjoyed you're awesome personality and leadership skills. Will miss your welcoming smile. Noel Selewa, April 12, 2021 I am so sorry for your loss. Nora York, April 10, 2021 Dave & Ryan, I am heartbroken to hear about Becky. We followed each other across the states from New Mexico to the east to Chicago. I remember the team at work use to decorate our cube like a circus tent since our birthdays were so close. Becky was one of the kindest, sweetest people and the world has lost a bright star. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Patti Patti (Lee) Bonaguidi , April 8, 2021 David, Ryan and family Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. May God grant you comfort, peace & healing during this difficult time. I was introduced to Becky’s toughness during our days at MedAssets and continued to witness her dedication, hard work & bold servant heart at Vizient. May she rest in God’s loving embrace. Dan Coyne, April 7, 2021 Becky was the toughest person that I have ever known. The last 3 months of her life attest to her tough character. She has been in and out of the hospital and doctor's office the entire time. Failure was not an option for Becky. Even to the end she struggled to defeat the cancer in her body. Becky was lucid and in control right up to the time ( and a little after) she began getting heavily dosed with pain drugs. She was also a physically strong person. She once help me buck 3000 bales from a hayfield. My first memory of Becky was of her going to the hospital for drinking lighter fluid as a 1 year old. When Becky was 4 she developed hip deterioration and wore a let brace. Later both hips were braced. A very nasty combination of metal , leather and hideous boots. If she wasn't in the braces she had to scoot on her bottom. She would get enormous boils on her butt cheeks from the braces. For 2 years she was required by the state by California to attend a special ed school. She has been battling ovarian cancer for four years. Lost her hair twice, spent thousands of hours in treatment centers and hospitals. When we went to see Becky in hospice I had asked her if she had any regrets. She said that she saw everything in black and white, no grey areas. This is why she was a successful leader at her work. She also wished that she had given more and done more for charities. We had some good conversions in her last days, hard topics but necessary ones. Becky convinced me that she had a relationship with God and that I will be seeing her again . Her greatest accomplishment can be seen in the character of her son Ryan. Her last words to me were, "don't forget me". Please help me to fulfill this request. And to end this with a positive quote: "what no eye has seen, nor what no ear has heard, nor what no mind has imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him".
Phil Warren, April 7, 2021 Cousin David, I just learned of the passing of your beautiful wife Becky. I am so sorry for your loss. My love and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. Love you, Cousin Laura Laura Hale Nowotny, April 6, 2021 Praying for peace and comfort for our family during this time. My cousin Becky was 6 months younger than me and we grew up spending a lot of time together in our early years. She will be missed by all who knew her. Dana jones , April 5, 2021 David and family, with our deepest sympathy at this time of sadness. May God’s love make your grief bearable. Love and blessings. Raúl and Elva Moreno, April 5, 2021 Dave and Family, Thank you for having this service online. Means so much to me, to share Becky with you one more time. We will never stop sharing Becky with each other. I know we will always have her in our hearts, and on our minds. Thank you for sharing Becky with me during all of these years. My life was so much better with Becky and your family in it. Love you all, Wiggs p.s. See you soon for a cold one on me!!! Stephen Wiggs, April 5, 2021 I enjoyed working with Becky on several projects, both at MedAssets and Vizient. She was a true professional and even in stressful situations she could find something to laugh about and make others laugh as well. My prayers are sent to her family that I know will miss her so much. May precious memories bring a smile and may you feel the peace of our heavenly father during this difficult time. Mechelle Crews, April 5, 2021 Becky was an amazing person and I feel so lucky to have had the chance to work with and learn from her. I will truly miss her, but her love for life and people will continue to inspire and impact us all. Dan Kistner, April 5, 2021 Becky was my mentor. She would constantly put me in uncomfortable situations to challenge me. She would give me projects often that I had no clue on how to start. Because of her I was able to move up positions many times. Becky was a true friend that cared and only wanted me to succeed. I miss our chats. I would constantly say stuff to her hoping to get a giggle. She had a wonderful and genuine laugh. My heart goes out to her family. I personally know how much she cared for them. Becky didn't miss an chance to brag about them. She would amaze me conference calls. She would lead a call, take notes, and message back and forth with me about a completely different subject. She would do this all at the same time. I never understood how that was even possible. Becky was truly a very smart individual. You will be missed friend. Sonny Hodges, April 5, 2021 I worked with Becky at Vizient Inc. Becky was always so energetic and full of joy. I worked with Becky when MDAS merged with Vizient Inc. and she was always a joy to work with. Becky will be dearly missed. Rest in Peace my fiend. Joel Castillo Joel Castillo, April 5, 2021 Becky's bright positive outlook will be missed! Grace and Charlie Phillips, April 3, 2021 David, this is Sherri from Lash Group. I am so very sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family during this difficult time! Sherri Freeman, April 2, 2021 Becky you were the most wonderful sister-in-law, mother, wife, grandmother and friend. Because of you loving David, our family name will continue the Gutierrez legacy. Dalton loved you so much. I’ll always remember the three words you told me when all of us were at Buffalo wild wings with the circle of drinks around us. “Be his friend.” I will miss greeting you with your famous hugs and your beautiful voice so deeply strong and kind and loving. “Hey Jo, how you doing.” I loved to watch you with Ryan. Such amazing love you gave to all who were Blessed to know you. Thank you for loving my brother every day since you met in Albuquerque in the 90’s. Best rehearsal party forever! The world has turned on mute for me, because we will miss you and your beautiful being. We love you and may you be with Ozzy and your family who were waiting. I’m sorry we did not spend a lot of time together. But when we did, you made the moments beautiful. We will miss you so much. May you be in the Light of God. With all our love and Sympathy, Joanne and Dalton Gutierrez Villers Joanne and Dalton Gutierrez Villers, April 1, 2021 I was fortunate enough to get to know Becky at work. She was so welcoming and lively, and her laugh was contagious. My heart and thoughts go out to the people survived by her. We are all thinking of you as we celebrate the life of such an amazing person. She will be deeply missed. Suraya Javeri, April 1, 2021 Becky's laugh was contagious and she would wake up a room with her bubbly and quick responses. Truly a light to many. She will be missed. My heartfelt condolences go out to her family. camille epps, April 1, 2021 I've only know Becky for a bit longer than a year, but it feels like a lifetime. She will be missed beyond words, like everyone else who's lives she touched, I feel like there are so many conversations we were in the middle of. I'm a richer person having known her, she definitely left her mark. Valerie, April 1, 2021 Many thoughts and prayers for her family and friends. I will remember Becky for her caring attitude, interest in others and great humor. Jered Bauer, March 31, 2021 My sincere condolences to all of the family. Becky was a delightful upbeat lady. I am so pleased to have known her. Myra Robinson , March 31, 2021 Becky is a true ANGEL and will be missed dearly. Her bright smile and personality always lit up a room and always made my day. She was always available and willing to help, not only as a great co-worker but also as a true friend. Rest in peace Becks. I sure hope to see you again someday. Laura Slazes, March 31, 2021 Becky was so kind, warm, and welcoming when I joined the Applications Development team. I had been told that there were "three Rebeccas" - one was Becky, one was Becca, and one went by Rebecca, but I would be easily able to tell them all apart - particularly by Becky's laugh! I'm so sorry that we don't get to hear that beautiful laugh, and be around such a beautiful person, for another 60 years. She is a lovely person and her memory is a blessing to me and all who were lucky enough to cross paths with her at Vizient. Thank you for sharing her with us, where she made such a wonderful impact on so many over the years! Keeping your family in my thoughts in the coming weeks. Anna Benefiel, March 31, 2021 I had the opportunity to work with Becky for a number of years and came to know her as a friend. For me, she was one of those people who had the unique ability to make you feel like your relationship with her was special. I'll miss her wry smile and sharp wit. Thomas Rogers, March 31, 2021 Becky was a joy to work with, her Texas-sized laugh beckoning everyone to join in. She was a wonderful mentor and will be missed. Hope her memories bring the family strength and peace during this difficult time. Veena Narayanasami, March 31, 2021 My heart is broken and I will miss Becky terribly. She was a vibrant, bright star in my life. She and I would laugh and laugh about technical things at work, and tell each other stories about our experiences. I really felt a kinship with her. Joey Froemling, March 31, 2021 I had the pleasure of working with Becky for many years both at Vizient and at MedAssets. Becky was always dedicated to our members and co-workers. She fought for what she felt was right and help moved our analytics to what it is today. I miss my discussions with Becky. I wish her family the best as they go through these hard times and hope that knowing Becky made a difference is some comfort. charlie kirkpatrick, March 31, 2021 Becky was such a wonderful person to work with. She was a strong leader and knew how to make what we were doing both feel import and fun. She was a loving and kind person who took time to make me feel included. I will miss her. Blake Rhodes, March 31, 2021 Words can't completely express the force of nature that was Becky. She exuded life and laughter - you couldn't help but smile when you were with her. I'm praying for healing and strength for the family, may your memories sustain you through this difficult time. Laurie Street, March 31, 2021 Our hearts here at Vizient are broken. Becky's voice, laugh, and smile could light up a room. And even though I rarely saw her in person, even on the many phone calls I had with her over the years, her authentic heart and desire to help people, was always evident. So many prayers to her family and friends for comfort and peace, and for celebration of a life well-lived. Robin Webb, March 31, 2021 My thoughts and prayers are with Becky's family. My memories of Becky are what a kind, generous soul she was. I am grateful to have worked for such a wonderful person. Something I will always remember was her love of life, family and her work family, she was a mama bear. She had a laugh and smile that were contagious and lit up the room. She will be missed. Mary Russell, March 31, 2021 I was so sad to hear of Becky's passing after her long, hard fight. We worked together for almost her entire career at the MedAssets/Vizient family of companies. Becky was so creative, so positive, so disciplined. She didn't know the word "no". She had a huge heart and I loved her big laugh. What a tragic loss. May God bless and heal your family. Maureen Gender, March 31, 2021 Dear Dave, Ryan and family. Becky will always have a special place in my heart. I may have met her through work, but I came to love her as a friend. I'm so sorry for your family's loss. Becky is such a bright light. She's the type of friend that made you want to live life as robust as possible, even through the tough times. She always knew what mattered most. Her humor, her laugh, love of family, her love of baking, her sarcasm and a good Jack and Coke. We shared a lot of laughs, big loud wonderful laughs, My heart breaks for you, for all of us that she blessed in this life. We are better people because of the impact she made. She leaves a wonderful legacy. Somewhere, over the rainbow, I know she's watching over you all, God bless. You are in my thoughts and prayers. "So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." - 2 Corinthians 4:18 Sincerely, Laura Martin 480.321.9898 Laura Martin, March 30, 2021 May your beautiful sole rest in piece, you will be truly be missed. We have lost someone special on earth. Thank you for teaching us to be humble, kind, and positive. Sheri Mudalige, March 30, 2021 My sweet cousin Becky. I will miss you. We had such great memories growing up. Seems we moved together with our nomad families. Loved our time in California. I love you and hope our family is there at heavens gates to greet you 
Dana Jones, March 30, 2021 I met Becky shortly after MedAssets purchased The Broadlane Group in 2011. We worked together on many different projects over the years. I will never forget her laugh and her amazing ability to brighten up a room. She will be missed. Heather Sanders, March 30, 2021 I miss you Spanky. Lisa, Britt, Josh, and I appreciate you hanging out and waiting on us to get our sorry arses to Texas. Thanks for lip syncing with me our favorite song "I will give you a daisy a day dear." While your passing left a hole in our hearts, the pieces that you left of yourself within us help to fill a little of the void. Love from all.
Kenny Warren, March 30, 2021