Robert Dean Guenther

6 febrero , 193613 junio , 2021

Robert Dean Guenther was born February 6, 1936, in Beatrice, Nebraska. He was the second of five children born to Howard and Vivian Guenther. The family moved to Baytown, Texas while Robert was in elementary school. Robert made many lifelong friends in his school days, and graduated from Robert E. Lee high school in 1955.

He enlisted in the Navy upon graduation, and was a Naval Photographer, stationed in Pensacola, Florida. His life changed forever when he met and fell in love with Mary Cooper, who became his wife on November 16, 1956. Their love story continues today, after 64 years of marriage. Their first child, Robert Dean Guenther, Jr., was born the next year, and Robert brought his family home to Baytown after completing his Naval service, where their second son, Roger, was born. Robert was active in his church and community, and was a Little League Coach for many years, impacting so many with his leadership.

After Robert retired in 1998, he and Mary took many driving trips and cruises, and spoiled their grandchildren. Robert also became a scratch golfer, recording five holes-in-one at Chambers County golf course. Robert loved working at their church, Cedar Bayou Grace Methodist, and was a constant, supportive presence there.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Vivian Guenther. He is survived by his sweet Mary, and by his brothers Arlen Guenther, Larry Guenther and his wife, Karey, and Ronnie Guenther, and by his sister, Dolores Craber. His legacy as a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather is carried on in his children and their families: Son Bob and his wife, Christi; son Roger and his wife, Fabiana; grandson Travis and his wife, Lauren Guenther; granddaughter Kendall and her husband, Cameron Brooks; grandson Tyler Guenther, and granddaughter Emily Guenther; and great-grandchildren Ryan and Audrey Guenther.

Memorial service will be held at 11 am, Friday, June 18, 2021, at Cedar Bayou Grace Methodist Church, 3700 North, TX-146, Baytown, TX 77521, with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Cedar Bayou Grace Methodist Church, at - Robert Guenther Memorial.


  • Memorial Service

    viernes, 18 junio , 2021


Robert Dean Guenther


Marianne Cooper

26 junio , 2021

Uncle Robert,
I was so sad to hear about your passing. I am extremely grateful that I had the opportunity to speak with you a couple of times before you passed away. You were such an amazing person. I know growing up we couldn't wait to visit you Aunt Mary Bob and Roger. You were always extremely nice kind and so funny. You and Aunt Mary raised two exceptional men. I remember when they both got married neither you or Aunt Mary thought of it as gaining a daughter in law but gaining two bonus daughters. I remember when Travis was born how excited y'all were to be grandparents. As an amazing as an Uncle you were I can only imagine what a fantastic grandfather and great grandfather you were. Aunt Mary Bob Christi Roger Fabiana Travis Kendall Tyler and Emily I am so very for this loss. Uncle Robert was a great man and I know he is in heaven watching down on you all. You all will be in my daily prayers. I hope your memories comfort you all and put a smile on your faces as well as in your heart's. May God bless you all.

Asa Cole

16 junio , 2021

Bob was a good man. I enjoyed our morning conversations at the mall before the rest of his coffee group showed up. Prayers for his family.

Ellis & Mildred Thompson

16 junio , 2021

Patsy Porter

15 junio , 2021

Vaya Con Dios Dear Robert. The wonderful memories of the good times you, Mary, Rudy, me and all of our friends made together are
my treasures. I'll always remember. Love, Patsy Porter

Paul Peloquin

15 junio , 2021

Bob was a great mentor, leader and coach, I had the honor of experiencing all three. He made me better and I will always appreciate and admire him for it. My sincere condolences to Mary, Robert and Roger and extended family.