Prudencio “Jake” Gutierrez, 57 of Santa Rosa, NM, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 after a long illness. Jake was born on October 17, 1963 in Santa Rosa, NM to the home of Jose M. Gutierrez and Mary Ann Duran. Jake was raised in Santa Rosa where he also attended school. On December 20, 1986, Jake married LouAnna in Santa Rosa. Jake was a life-long resident of Santa Rosa, where he was a parishioner at Saint Rosa of Lima Catholic Church. He worked for the City of Santa Rosa and also did construction work. Jake enjoyed being outdoors, doing yard work—and having a perfect yard. He enjoyed supporting the Dallas Cowboys, and especially cherished the time he spent with his family and grandchildren. Jake is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife; LouAnna of the family home, his children; Jaclyn Gutierrez and grandson; Derrick Garcia of Houma, Louisiana, Gary Gutierrez and granddaughter; “Side Kick” Layla Gutierrez of Santa Rosa and Yvonne Gutierrez (Ronald Gage) and grandson Hunter Gage of Santa Rosa. Jake is also survived by three sisters and numerous nephews, nieces, family and friends. Jake’s care has been entrusted to Chavez Funeral Home, 923 S. Third St., Santa Rosa, NM 88435. 575-472-3369. To place an online condolence please visit www.chavezfuneralhome.com.