Manuel Guerra

February 15, 1930May 12, 2018
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Manuel Guerra, 88, passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2018 in Abilene. Funeral services will be 10:00a.m., Saturday, May 19, 2018 at St. Vincent Pallotti Catholic Church with burial following in Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday evening at 6:00p.m. with a Rosary starting at 7:00p.m. at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 U.S. Hwy 277 South. Serving as pallbearers will be Timothy Hinojosa, Paul Hinojosa, Fernando Garcia, Emilio Garcia, John Castro, Jr., and Christopher Smith. Manuel was born on February 15, 1930 in Falfurrias, Texas to Luis and Emilia Guerra. He married the love of his life, Raquel on December 31, 1949. Manuel was employed by Pine Street Salvage as a welder for many years before retiring. He also fixed lots of cars as a mechanic. He was very active in St. Vincent Pallotti Catholic Church as a Acolyte Alter Server as well as a leader or vocal in the Cursillo Movement as a Cursillista. Manuel was a Pilar for the church and an Eucharistic Minister training lots of new beginners of alter servers. He was very active in all church activities always making sure all preparations were ready for the priests on any occasion. Manuel was known for his kindness and generosity to others, always helpful to anyone needing a hand. He was a good man who lived a good, long life in spite of his physical health issues throughout his years. Preceding him in death were his wife, Raquel Guerra; parents, Luis Guerra, Jr. and Emilia Sanchez Guerra; two sisters, Francisca Gonzales and Andrea Martinez; two brothers, Librado Guerra and Francisco Guerra; two sons, Joe Angel Guerra and Juan Guerra; and one daughter, Linda Castro. Survivors include five daughters, Juanita Flores and husband, Reynaldo of Abilene, Melba Guerra of Abilene, Margaret Guerra of El Paso, Terri Smith of Carrollton, and Rosie Garcia and husband, Ismael of Abilene; a sister, Angelita Lopez of Temple; 15 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. You may view and sign the guestbook at


  • Luis Jr. and Emilia Guerra, Parents
  • Raquel Guerra, Wife
  • Joe Angel Guerra, Son
  • Juan Guerra, Son
  • Linda Castro, Daughter
  • Juanita Flores, Daughter
  • Melba Guerra, Daughter
  • Margaret Guerra, Daughter
  • Terri Smith, Daughter
  • Rosie Garcia, Daughter
  • Angelita Lopez, Sister
  • Francisca Gonzales, Sister
  • Andrea Martinez, Sister
  • Francisco Guerra, Brother
  • Librado Guerra, Brother
  • 15 Grandchildren and 25 Great-grandchildren

  • Timothy Hinojosa, Active
  • Paul Hinojosa, Active
  • Fernando Garcia, Active
  • Emilio Garcia, Active
  • Augustine Flores, Active
  • Christopher Smith, Active


  • Visitation and Rosary Friday, May 18, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 19, 2018

Manuel Guerra

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Irene Guerra

May 17, 2018

We were honored to have finally met my Tio Manuel back in 2007. At the time Tia Raquel was in the hospital and me and my sons Ruben and Daniel got to meet you both for the first time. I just want to thank my Tio Manuel for sharing the childhood stories that the Guerra familia had especially about my dad, his brother. You truly helped me with some answers to questions that we always wondered about. I know you are finally with the love of your life, some of your kids and with the Guerra family again. You are leaving a legacy of beautiful children, grand and great grandkids and for that, you all should be very proud of my Tio Manuel. The kindest personality every and most enduring smile it would light up a room. Descanza en pas and you're with your loved ones again. Tu sobrina, Nena, Ruben, Daniel and baby Anthony de Woodburn Oregon

Michelle Rodríguez

May 15, 2018

My condolences to the family Mr Guerra and the late Mrs Guerra were my God parents not only for my baptism but for my first communion and my confirmation..he will be greatly missed..