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Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home & Cemetery

14501 North Ih-35, Pflugerville, TX

OBITUARY

Jose de Jesus Guerra

April 11, 1927August 9, 2019

Long-time Abilene resident, Dr. Jose de Jesus Guerra, passed away at the age of 92 on August 9, 2019 in Austin, Texas. Dr. Guerra was born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico on April 11, 1927 to Juan Nepomuceno Guerra and Maria Arminda de la Luz Marroquín, and was the third of ten children. Dr. Guerra attended medical school at the University of Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon from 1945-1951. He completed his residency at Fort Hamilton Hospital in Hamilton, Ohio in 1952 and his internship at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Covington, Kentucky in 1953. Although his formal education ended in 1953, he was a lifelong learner. He married Dr. Maria del Socorro Guajardo in July, 1953 and had 8 children, all of whom graduated from Cooper High School.

Dr. Guerra began his medical career as a physician in Abilene, Texas at the Abilene State Hospital. He started his own practice in Family Medicine in Abilene 7 years later, where he worked for 40 years before retiring to Austin, Texas in 2000. He and his wife became United States citizens in 1975.

Dr. Guerra is survived by his wife, Dr. Maria Guerra, eight children, eleven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and 2 step-grandchildren. Dr. Guerra is also survived by five sisters, all of whom live in the Monterrey, Nuevo Leon area. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers and two sisters.

Visitation will be at 5:00 pm August 11, 2019 followed by a rosary/vigil at 6:00 pm at Cook-Walden Capital Parks. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 PM on August 12, 2019 at Cook-Walden Capital Parks, 14501 N. IH 35 Pflugerville, TX 78660. Rite of Committal will follow immediately afterward. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association by visiting: https://www.alz.org/get-involved-now/donate, or by mail to: Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090.

  • FAMILY

  • Dr. Guerra is survived by his wife, Dr. Maria Guerra, eight children, eleven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and 2 step-grandchildren. Dr. Guerra is also survived by five sisters, all of whom live in the Monterrey, Nuevo Leon area. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers and two sisters.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, August 11, 2019
  • Rosary Service Sunday, August 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 12, 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, August 12, 2019

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Mary Lou Quintanilla

August 14, 2019

I worked with Dr Gurrera for 14 years at the Medical Care Mission. He was a very nice Doctor that was loved by all the patients. Before he left the Mission he said if he passed away in Austin no one would know who he was but I told him The Almighty God would know. He was a friend to all the Volunteers and employees there at the clinic. I often see many of the people who were his patients. He once said he delivered many babies and they were all beautiful. Mrs. Guerra was also well Loved at the Medical Care Mission In Abilene Texas. God bless his family. You all are in my prayers
Mary Lou Quintanilla

Ysau Flores

August 13, 2019

Dr Guerra was our beloved family doctor, at least 4 generations!
He was very kind-hearten. He would make house calls and/or open his door at his home office, after hours.
May God Bless his soul in Heaven.

Bendiciones

Ysau Flores
San Antonio, TX

Rhonda Caffey Boyd

August 12, 2019

Dr. Guerra gave me my first job at the clinic on Hickory Street in Abilene . I loved working there. His life will long be remembered for all the good he did for his patients and community.

Virgilio Gonzalez Guajardo

August 12, 2019

Loving and wonderful uncle very loved by us and he always loved us too.

Jim Aneff

August 11, 2019

I was so sorry to learn of Dr. Guerra's passing today. He was our family doctor form 1978 for many years. Once he asked my wife, Dr. Patricia Aneff in a meeting if she was in good. She then asked him if he was any good. Then she asked him to be our family doctor.
I will telll our three children of his passing.

My prayers are with all of his family.
JimAneff

Melinda Joy Hill

August 11, 2019

To the family of Jose De Jesus Guerra so sorry for your loss and my prayers are with your family.
I never met Dr. Guerra but I was told that he saved my life as an infant, he was the only doctor who gave of his time to save my life. My family told me he was a great man and doctor. I'm now 56 years I have never forgotten the story my parents and grandparents told me over the years growing up.
I will always remember what this great man did to save my life. I can only tell the family of Dr. Guerra that this man touched so many lives and made such an impact to the people he touched that my family was forever changed by the act of the love for the medical field he was in as a doctor that he took the time to touch my family forever. I tell his family thank you thank you from the bottom of my heart for what Dr. Guerra did that changed my family life forever.

I will pray 🙏 for this family to get through this difficult time.

Guillermo González

August 11, 2019

My sincery condolences and my Prayers
To my aunt my cousins and their sons and daughters.
My Tío Pepe as all his nephews and nieces we said.
I learned from him many that you do domestic as
electricity, carpentry, plumbing, carpentry and something else along with Joseph Cipolla..
My Tío Pepe and Tia Coco and my Cousins always will be in my prayers, my heart and thoughts...
Amén

Guillermo A Gonzalez

R Michael Wheeler

August 11, 2019

To Mrs.Guerra, Martha, Louis,Jimmy, and Nana, All of your are in my prayers. Knowing your Dad made me a better person. I always enjoyed Saturday mornings at the Guerra's playing football and everything else. Your Dad was always so nice to me and treated me more like an adult. Martha we were in the same classroom for nine years. As a St. Joseph and Central Catholic classmate, you always will have a special place in my heart. Thinking of all of you, Mike Wheeler

Amanda Waggoner

August 11, 2019

So many fond memories of Dr. Guerra when my children were infants. A very kind man. He will be missed.

Ricardo Martínez Guerra

August 11, 2019

Loving uncle, brother and father.
Always in our hearts.
RIP, tío Pepe!

FROM THE FAMILY