Mary Socorro Gutierrez, 85, of Camarillo, returned to our Lord on February 14, 2013 surrounded by her loved ones. Mary was born on June 1, 1927 in Presidio, Texas to Julio and Jesusita Diaz. Mary then moved to Chihuahua, Mexico, where she met her husband, Rodolfo and they married and soon moved to Calif. Rodolfo and Mary were longtime residents of Camarillo, then Moorpark where they raised their family. Mary was an exemplary model of love, strength and courage everyday of her life. Without many resources, Mary always ensured her 14 children were well provided for and loved unconditionally. Mary was the backbone of the family, always ready to listen and offer guidance to her family and friends when needed. Mary had a passion for gardening, knitting and casinos. When Mary was not spending time with her family, she enjoyed volunteering at the local senior citizen center, church and thrift store. Mom was a strong woman both physically and emotionally, sharp as a tack almost to the end. We will miss her stories, cooking and most of all her love and caring. She is survived by her brother Jose Diaz, sister, Josephina Tellez, Julia Diaz and Paula Diaz of Chihuahua, Mexico. Her 14 children (and their spouses) Victor(Irene) Gutierrez, Albert Gutierrez, Rosa Gutierrez, Bertha Gutierrez, Patricia(Jess) Gonzalez, Joe(Shawna) Gutierrez, Howard Gutierrez, George(Linda) Gutierrez, Rudy(Mickela) Gutierrez, Johnny Gutierrez, Elizabeth Gutierrez, Lupe(Jess) Sierra, Jerry Gutierrez, Helen Gutierrez and thirty-one grandchildren and thirty-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Rodolfo, her sister Juana and her brother Fernando. Mom, you will always be in our hearts and never forgotton! We love you! There will be a visitation at Reardon Simi Valley Funeral home on Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 5-8p.m. With rosary beginning at 7p.m. There will be a Funeral Mass at Holy Cross Church in Moorpark on Friday February 22, 2013 at 10:00a.m. with interment to follow immediately at Assumption Catholic Cemetery.