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Henry Slay GUTIERREZ

Henry Slay GUTIERREZ

Male 1928 - 2004  (76 years)

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  • Name Henry Slay GUTIERREZ 
    Born 16 Jul 1928 
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Duke 
    Cause of Death liver cancer 
    Education Biloxi High School class of 1946 
    Hobbies coin collecting, reading, travel 
    Military Service Served in U.S. Marine Corps twice--first, from July 17, 1946 to January 30, 1948 and then again from January 26, 1949 to June 17, 1952. Toured the Mediterranean as a member of the Second Battalion, Sixth Marines. 
    Occupation shrimp broker 
    Religion Catholic 
    Died 12 Aug 2004  Biloxi, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • liver cancer
    Buried 16 Aug 2004  Southern Memorial Park, Biloxi, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Employed by Biloxi Freezing Company from 1948-1972. He formed M&M Shrimp Company, Inc. with partner Joe Suarez in 1972 and served as President. He formed Carolina Shrimp Exchange in 1977 and served as vice-president. Also formed Biloxi Shrimp Exchange, which he operated until around 1983.

      Served on Nativity Parish School Board. Appointed to Biloxi Taxi Board and Biloxi City Planning Commission.

      Past president of Revelers Carnival Association.
    Person ID I2  MyFamilyInfo
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2009 

    Father Lee Paul GUTIERREZ, Sr.,   b. 14 Mar 1903, Biloxi, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1979, Biloxi, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Katherine Evelyn SLAY,   b. 11 Feb 1907, Mobile, Alabama or Tuscaloosa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1979, Biloxi, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 16 Dec 1924  Nativity B.V.M., Biloxi, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Lee and Katherine were great hosts and entertainers. They worked hard and played hard and both enjoyed fine mental, physical and spiritual health.
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    Family Melba Fay Rita FORETICH,   b. 19 Jan 1929, Biloxi, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 2010, Dallas, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 11 Jun 1950  Biloxi, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Married at Nativity BVM Church, Biloxi, Mississippi. Wedding reception held in the Hurricane Room at the Buena Vista Hotel in Biloxi.
    Children 
    +1. Charlotte Paige GUTIERREZ
    +2. Sybil Rose GUTIERREZ
    +3. Roxann Marie GUTIERREZ
     4. Henry John GUTIERREZ
     5. Rachel Susan GUTIERREZ
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Family of Lee Gutierrez Sr. and Katherine Slay Gutierrez
    Family of Lee Gutierrez Sr. and Katherine Slay Gutierrez
    Left to right: Lee P. Gutierrez, Sr., Katherine Slay Gutierrez, Lee "Pedro" Gutierrez, Jr., Henry S. "Duke" Gutierrez, Ramon "Ziggy" Gutierrez, Frank Gutierrez
    Pedro, Ziggy, and Duke Gutierrez
    Pedro, Ziggy, and Duke Gutierrez
    Family of Lee Gutierrez and Katherine Slay
    Family of Lee Gutierrez and Katherine Slay
    Left to right: Lee P. Gutierrez, Sr., Katherine Slay Gutierrez, Lee Gutierrez, Jr., Henry S. Gutierrez, Ramon "Ziggy" Gutierrez, Frank Gutierrez
    Extended family of Lee and Katherine Gutierrez
    Taken on their 50th anniversary.

    Back row (L-R): Melba Fay Gutierrez, Henry "Duke" Gutierrez, Helen Gutierrez, Lee "Pedro" Gutierrez, Katherine Gutierrez, Lee Gutierrez, Ramon "Ziggy" Gutierrez, Millie Gutierrez, Frank Gutierrez, Anita Gutierrez

    Middle row (L-R): Roxann Gutierrez, Byron Meaut, Sybil Gutierrez Meaut, Pete Gutierrez, Paul Gutierrez, Gay Gutierrez, Paige Gutierrez

    Front row (L-R): Brent Gutierrez, Rachel Gutierrez, Mitzi Gutierrez, Lauren Gutierrez, John Gutierrez, Ricky Gutierrez, Clay Gutierrez (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Henry and Melba Fay Gutierrez on their wedding day
    Henry and Melba Fay Gutierrez on their wedding day
    Henry S. 'Duke' Gutierrez
    Henry S. "Duke" Gutierrez
    About age 19
    Henry S. 'Duke' Gutierrez
    Henry S. "Duke" Gutierrez
    Henry 'Duke' Gutierrez school picture
    Henry "Duke" Gutierrez school picture
    Sacred Heart Academy
    'Pedro,' Lee, Sr. and 'Duke' Gutierrez
    "Pedro," Lee, Sr. and "Duke" Gutierrez

    Documents
    Marriage license of Henry Gutierrez and Melba Fay Foretich
    Marriage license of Henry Gutierrez and Melba Fay Foretich

    Headstones
    Henry Slay Gutierrez
    Henry Slay Gutierrez

    Recordings
    Interview with Henry S. Gutierrez, part 1
    Interview with Henry S. Gutierrez, part 1
    Length: 16:17

    Henry S. "Duke" Gutierrez interviewd by his daughter Rachel Gutierrez. In part 1, he reminisces about his childhood in Biloxi, Mississippi, and early courtship with Melba Fay Foretich.
    Interview with Henry S. Gutierrez, part 2
    Length: 16:18

    Henry S. "Duke" Gutierrez, interviewed by his daughter Rachel Gutierrez. In part 2, he recalls the births of his children and other details of his life in Biloxi, Mississippi during the 1950s and 1960s. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)

    Videos Home movies, Gutierrez, Foretich & Duggan families, Christmas 1959
    Total length: 3:23

    Christmas 1959 at the home of Henry and Melba Gutierrez on Seal Avenue in Biloxi, Mississippi.

    If you can identify the girl in the blue dress or the baby crawling, let me know. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Home movies, Gutierrez and Foretich families, 1962-63
    Total length: 4:30

    These home movies were made in 1962 and, possibly, 1963. They fall into 4 main sections.

    (1) Henry and Melba Gutierrez, along with their daughters Paige and Sybil, on a day trip to Ship Island, off the coast of Mississippi, where they are seen exploring the Civil War-era Fort Massachusetts

    (2) Roxann Gutierrez in the backyard of the Gutierrez home on Seal Avenue in Biloxi with family pets, including two mallard ducks

    (3) What appears to be a birthday party in the kitchen of the house on Seal Avenue, attended by Melba's sisters, Beverly and Lurline, and their spouses and children.

    (4) Paige, Sybil and Roxann in the backyard of the house on Seal Avenue. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Home movies, Gutierrez and Foretich families, 1963
    Home movies, Gutierrez and Foretich families, 1963
    Total length: 7:48

    Miscellaneous clips shot during 1963.

    (1) Melba, Sybil and Paige Gutierrez with Beverly Foretich Golden and her daughter, Sheila, at Beverly's house in Houston, Texas

    (2) Large gathering of relatives at the fishing camp of Lee and Katherine Gutierrez in Gautier, Mississippi. If you spot anyone not listed below, let me know.

    (3) Jim Nabors, in town to perform at Gus Stevens, visits the home of Henry and Melba Fay Gutierrez on Seal Avenue in Biloxi. At the time, he was featured on the popular television series The Andy Griffith Show and would begin starring in his own show, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., the following year. While in Biloxi, Nabors roomed with Henry's brother Ziggy at the Hotel Biloxi and hung out at Ziggy's nightclub. In addition to Paige, Sybil and Roxann Gutierez, also present are Lottie Foretich and family friends Clare and Warren Hornsby and Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Rusich.

    (4) Brief clip of Roxann with Denise and Vicky DeGregorio in a backyard pool.

    (5) Melba and Henry Gutierrez with Paige, Sybil and Roxann at the zoo in New Orleans.

    (6) A visit to Marine Life in Gulfport, Mississippi

    (7) Brief clip of Melba, Paige, Sybil and Roxann picking up a cat at the home of Leo and Lottie Foretich on Delauney Street (now George E. Ohr Street) in Biloxi

    (8) Sybil, Paige and Roxann Gutierrez playing with friends in front of their house on Seal Avenue in Biloxi

    (9) Henry, Paige, Sybil and Roxann Gutierrez on the beach in Ocean Springs, Mississippi with Beverly Foretich Golden and her daughter, Sheila
    Home movies, Gutierrez family, 1961
    Total length: 3:13

    The first part of this video was shot in Mobile, Alabama, where Henry, Melba Fay, Paige, Sybil and Roxann are seen feeding pigeons.

    The second part was shot around Christmas 1961 in the home of Henry and Melba Fay Gutierrez on Seal Avenue in Biloxi. Henry's parents and his brothers Frank and Ziggy are seen visiting. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Home movies, Gutierrez and Slay/Fallo families, spring 1961
    Total length: 5:21

    Taken in the spring of 1961, these home movies are in five sections:

    (1) Paige, Sybil and Roxann Gutierrez in the yard of their house on Seal Avenue in Biloxi (probably shot on two different days)

    (2) Large gathering of members of Gutierrez, Slay, Fallo and other families for an Easter egg hunt at the fishing camp of Katherine and Lee Gutierrez in Gautier, Mississippi. If you can identify anyone not listed below, please let me know.

    (3) Melba Fay Gutierrez and daughter Roxann in the yard of the home of Leo and Lottie Foretich on Delauney Street (now George E. Ohr Street) in Biloxi

    (4) Henry and Melba Fay Gutierrez with daughters Paige, Sybil and Roxann at the fishing camp of Katherine and Lee Gutierrez in Gautier, Mississippi

    (5) Brief final clip at Audubon Park in New Orleans (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Home movies, Gutierrez/Foretich and Fallo/Slay families, 1960
    Total length: 5:38

    Home movies taken in the latter part of 1960, in three sections:

    (1) Various members of the Gutierrez and Fallo/Slay families visit the Gautier, Mississippi fishing camp of Lee and Katherine Gutierrez. Also seen is family friend Henry Swann. [I think that might be Ziggy driving the boat at the end of this section--is that right?. Who is the man next to him? It doesn't look like Paw-Paw Lee (Gutierrez, Sr.).]

    (2) Christmas 1960 at the home of Henry and Melba Fay Gutierrez on Seal Avenue in Biloxi. In addition to relatives, family neighbors LIta Frey and Chris Sehon are seen.

    (3) Henry and Melba Gutierrez at the amusement park on the beach in Biloxi with daughters Paige, Sybil and Roxann. The boats seen were built by Henry F. Fountain, Sr. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Melba Foretich Gutierrez slideshow
    Melba Foretich Gutierrez slideshow
    Slideshow presented at funeral of Melba Foretich Gutierrez