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DONACIANO Peter Gutierrez

July 30, 1965 — February 12, 2024

Donaciano Peter Gutierrez was a remarkable individual who touched the lives of countless people through his dedicated service, unwavering commitment, and genuine kindness. Born on July 30, 1965, in Albuquerque and raised in the close-knit community of Los Duranes neighborhood, Donaciano's journey was one characterized by selflessness and an unwavering devotion to his loved ones.

Donaciano's educational accomplishments were rooted in his alma mater, Valley High School, where he graduated with the Class of '83. He took great pride in his sons, Don (Jr), Ben, Andrew, and Isaiah, who also graduated from Valley High School or were about to join its ranks. His love for education and the success of his children were evident as he beamed with joy whenever he spoke of their achievements.

After completing high school, Donaciano embarked on a career that made a profound impact on the community. Starting on December 2, 1985, he dedicated himself to serving at the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center (BCDC). Rising through the ranks with integrity and diligence, he retired on June 9, 2006, as a respected Transport Officer. Even after retirement, Donaciano's passion for service remained unquenched as he continued working at the Department of Defense.

Donaciano held another title that filled him with immense pride – that of a veteran. Enlisting into the US Army National Guard on August 3, 1982, he honorably served for an awe-inspiring span of 32 years before retiring as an E8 Master Sergeant on April 26, 2015. His military career was marked by numerous accolades and medals such as the Bronze Star. Whenever asked about his time in service, he would proudly proclaim the duration with remarkable precision: "I served 32 years, 8 months, and 23 days." 

DECORATIONS, MEDALS, BADGES, CITATIONS AND CAMPAIGN RIBBON AWARDED:

AFGHANISTAN CAMPAIGN MEDAL W/ CAMPAIGN STAR

BRONZE STAR MEDAL

ARMY COMMEDATION MEDAL

ARMY ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL (3RD AWARD)

ARMY GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL (2ND AWARD)

ARMY RESERVE COMPONENTS ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL (5TH AWARD)

NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL WITH BRONZE STAR

GLOBAL WAR ON SERVICE MEDAL

NON COMMISSSIONED OFFICER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RIBBON (3RD AWARD)

ARMY SERVICE RIBBON

OVERSEAS SERVICE RIBBON

ARMY RESERVE COMPONENT OVERSEAS TRAINING RIBBON (2ND AWARD)

ARMEND FORCES RESERVE MEDAL W/ M DEVICE

ARMED FORCES RESERVE MEDAL WITH “M” DEVICE AND 20 YEAR

NATO MEDAL

ARMED FORCES RESERVE MEDAL (2ND AWARD)

COMBAT ACTION BADGE

Donaciano's adventurous spirit was evident in his love for travel. He delighted in embarking on small trips, always desiring to be behind the wheel and relishing the journey. From Laughlin to Vegas, San Diego to Denver, Clovis (which held a special place in his heart), and even Connecticut, Donaciano savored every moment of exploration.

Beyond his professional accomplishments and travels, Donaciano's proudest achievements centered around family. He considered each of his seven children as his own, pouring his love and guidance into their lives. His heart swelled with joy at the mention of his six beloved grandchildren, with one precious granddaughter – Sophina – holding a particularly special place in heart.

Donaciano's memory will forever be cherished by those who survive him His devoted wife Cecilia A. Gutierrez. They were married  on June 17, 2015 at OUR LADY OF ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH in ALBUQUERQUE. He will be dearly missed by his brother Ruben (Patricia) Kyle (Lexie), sister Christina (Tim), sons Timothy, Christopher, Donaciano Jr. (Monica), Uriah, Donaciano "Nico," Anastacio, Benjamin (Martina) and their children Sophina, Adrian, Ignacio; Michael Anthony Chavez-Madrid; Andrew; daughter Micheal Ann Chavez Gutierrez (Bella); son Isaiah; and daughter Savannah Jurado.

In addition to his immediate family, Donaciano leaves behind a legacy upheld by his late parents Virginia and Donaciano Sr., as well as grandparents Melcor and Flora and Andy and Margaret.

Throughout his life, Donaciano Peter Gutierrez embodied compassion, dedication, and an unwavering commitment to his community, country, and family. He will forever be remembered for the countless lives he touched with his kindness, selflessness, and genuine nature. As we bid him farewell, let us celebrate the remarkable journey of a man who infused every moment with love and left an indelible mark on our hearts. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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