Our beloved Michelle Grace (Jewett) Gutierrez, mother, daughter, sister and aunt, age 42 of Mountain Home, passed away on Aug. 25, 2013. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.
Michelle was born June 12, 1971, in Mountain Home to the proud parents of Steve Jewett and Linda Kromm.
Michelle graduated from Rimrock High in 1989. Upon graduation, she joined the U.S. Navy. She served four years on the USS Cape Cod. She also served in Desert Storm.
On June 18, 1994, Michelle married Frank Gutierrez. In April of 1994, they welcomed their first son, Joseph. Two years later, in 1996, they welcomed a second son, Marcus.
After returning home from serving in the Navy, she was employed by Winings Electric until 1995. She then worked for Smokey Mountain Pizza and Paul's Market. In January 1997, she attended Post Academy and served on the Mountain Home Police Department for three years.
In 1999, Michelle met Jaye Houtcooper and had 14 wonderful years together. Jaye welcomed Michelle and the boys into his life with open arms.
In 2005, she attended Taxidermy School in Wyoming. Upon completion, she began her greatest passion of Taxidermy. She then began her own business, MJ Taxidermy. She was also employed with the U.S. Postal Service. At the time of death, she was employed with ELM.
Michelle was also very active with her boys from Cub Scouts to all their sporting activities. She also enjoyed spending time outdoors. Hunting and softball were two of her greatest passions.
Michelle is survived by her sons Joseph (Jennica Quintal) and Marcus (Mallory Tong), the lights of her life. Her father Steve Jewett, her mother Linda (Harry) Kromm, and mother Donna (Raymond) Robison. Her siblings Jake (Jennifer) Hofer, Shawn (Tammy) Jewett, Travis (Jodi) Jewett, Kristin (James) Davis, Dustin (Jessie) Jewett, David (Allison) Gove, Desiree Jewett and Timothy Jewett. Many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Also her special buddies Tucker & Diesel.
She is preceded in death by grandparents Bud & Grace Jewett, Fred and Irene Stevenson and numerous aunts and uncles, and other extended family.