Betty Lou Guerra, 84, of Texas City passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, November 30, 2016. She was born December 30, 1931 in Galveston, Texas. She was a resident of Texas City for 52 years. Betty has long been an active member of St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal’s Catholic Church. She has also been part of TOPs #013 Texas City Hobby Club, and Silver Sneakers (Lowry Center). Betty had graduated from Galveston’s Dominican High School and was a part of the alumni organization.
Betty met Raul while in High School and married at 18. She stayed home and raised six children while he served in the marines and as a merchant mariner. Once her children had grown Betty kept busy with many organizations and activities in the community. She was always happiest when surrounded by family and took an active hand in helping to raise her grandchildren. Family remembers her as always being the last to leave any party.
She is preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years Raul Guerra and her son George Guerra.
Betty is survived by her son Raul Guerra Jr., her daughter Debbie Garcia and son-in-law George Garcia, daughter Rebecca Harrison, son Richard Guerra Sr. and daughter-in-law Nelda Guerra, son Anthony Guerra and daughter-in-law Pauline Guerra; she is additionally survived by eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Laura LeBeauf and brothers John and Robert Bassett.
Pallbearers will be Richard Guerra Jr., Travis Guerra, Steven Guerra, Geremy Guerra, Louis Vasquez, Michael Crawford, Austin Guerra and Nathan Guerra. Honorary Pallbearers will be Hudson Vasquez and Ian Crawford.
A visitation will be held Friday, December 2, 2016 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm with a Rosary at 7:00pm with Deacon Joe Hensley officiating at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque, Texas. A Funeral Service will be at 10:00am on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 10:00am at St. Mary’s of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church of Texas City with Father Clint Ressler officiating. Entombment will be at a later date.
A special thanks to Dr. Mary Jo Godinich for the care given to our mother.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to St. Mary’s of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church of Texas City.