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Elena Guerra, 69, passed away February 10, 2013, with her family by her side in San Antonio, Texas. She was born April 1, 1943 in San Antonio, TX to Roberto and Estefana Guerra. Elena grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska and obtained her GED before attending college at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln where she got her bachelor's degree in primary education studies. She also obtained her Master's Degree in bilingual education from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, TX while teaching full time and raising her four children. She was a passionate, creative and dedicated teacher for more that 35 years. Her interests included family, music, reading, spending time with her friends and a good game of scrabble. She had a strong faith in God and devoted much of her time and energy in the last several years to raising and finding joy in her fifth child until the day she passed away. Elena is survived by her brothers, Roberto, Miguel and Rudolfo, and her sisters, Lenora and Maria. Her sons, Kenny, Keith, Kevin, and Marcel, and her daughter Bella, and her grandchildren, Shenee, Jaimie, and Ashley. She was preceded in death by her Grandparents, Alfonso and Victoria Martinez. Her Parents, Roberto and Estefna Guerra, and her sister Lydia Guerra.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at Castle Ridge Mortuary from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. with a rosary held at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at. St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church with interment to follow at First Memorial Park Cemetery.
Castle Ridge Mortuary
8008 Military Dr. W
San Antonio, TX 78227
Published in Express-News on Feb. 12, 2013