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Colonial Funeral Home

1801 East Red River Street, Victoria, TX

OBITUARY

Juanita Lara-Guevara

September 11, 1957May 15, 2020

Juanita Lara-Guevara, 62, passed away on Friday, May 15, 2020. Juanita was born September 11, 1957 in Victoria, Texas to the late Ofelia Gamez Lara-Escojido and Lucio Lara Escojido.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed by her family. Juanita was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church where she was member of Rio de Agua Viva.

Juanita is survived by her husband, Roberto Guevara; sons, Jose Luis Mejia and Jason Mejia; sisters, Isabel Lara, Olga Lara Salazar, Carmen Lara Ramirez, Lydia Escojido-Flores, Gloria Lara Olguin; brothers, Lucio Lara, George Lara, Jesse Escojido; grandchildren, Javier and Julie Mejia and Victoria Hinojosa; and grandchildren, Aaron Michael, Alexandria and Yliana Rose Mejia.

In addition to her parents, Juanita was also preceded in death by her sisters, Mary Lara-Ortega, Rose Lara-Poncio and Hortensia Lara-Chapa; brothers, Johnny Lara and Joe Mario Escojido; and sister-in-Christ Renee Herring.

A viewing will be held throughout the day for Juanita will be held from 9 to 5 pm on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at Colonial Funeral Home, Victoria, Texas. Rosary will be recited at 8:30 am on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, followed by the Funeral Mass at 9:00 am. Interment will be held at Resurrection Cemetery.

Pallbearers include Beto Salazar, Jr., Joel Flores, Aaron Lara, Ray Ortega, Sr., Frank Moreno, and Costa Perez. Honorary pallbearers are Nathan Olguin, Jesse Escojido, Javier Mejia and Aaron Mejia.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at colonialfuneralhomevictoria.com

  • FAMILY

  • Robert Guevara, Husband
  • Lucio Lara Escojido, Father (deceased)
  • Ofelia Gomez Lara-Esojido, Mother (deceased)
  • Jose Luis Mejia, Son
  • Jason Mejia, Son
  • Isabel Lara, Sister
  • Olga Lara Salazar, Sister
  • Carmen Lara Ramirez, Sister
  • Lydia Escojido-Forez, Sister
  • Gloria Lara Olgin, Sister
  • Mary Lara-Ortega, Sister (deceased)
  • Rose Lara-Poncio, Sister (deceased)
  • Hortensia Lara, Sister (deceased)
  • Johnny Lara, Brother (deceased)
  • Lucio Lara, Brother
  • George Lara, Brother
  • Jessie Escojido, Brother
  • Joe Mario Escojido, Brother (deceased)
  • Renne Herring, Sister-in-Christ (deceased)
  • Javier Mejia, Grandchild
  • Julie Mejia, Grandchild
  • Victoria Hinojosa, Grandchild
  • Aaron Michael, Grandchild
  • Alexandria Mejia, Grandchild
  • Yliana Rose Mejia, Grandchild

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Beto Salazar, Jr.
  • Joel Flores
  • Aaron Lara
  • Ray Ortega, Sr.
  • Frank Moreno
  • Costa Perez
  • Nathan Olguin, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jesse Escojido, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Javier Mejia, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Aaron Mejia, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Viewing throughout the day

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

  • Rosary

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

  • Burial

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Memories

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Family Escojido/lara

May 18, 2020

Te amo

Family Escojido/lara

May 18, 2020

Rhonda Dennis

May 18, 2020

Rhonda Dennis

May 18, 2020

Rhonda Dennis

May 18, 2020

You will be missed and not forgotten

Rhonda Dennis

May 18, 2020

Tia Janie- always ready for some family time

Rhonda Dennis

May 18, 2020

May Gods blessing be upon you and comfort upon family.

Love,
The Escojido Family

Rhonda Dennis

May 18, 2020

We are all glad to have you in our lives

Rhonda Dennis

May 18, 2020

We are all glad to have you in our lives

Rhonda Dennis

May 18, 2020

In the kitchen my tia knew what to do. She was always ready to cook.

FROM THE FAMILY

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