Betty Lou Guerra

guerra-b-obit-picBetty Lou Guerra, 84, of Texas City passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, November 30, 2016. She was born December 30, 1931 in Galveston, Texas. She was a resident of Texas City for 52 years. Betty has long been an active member of St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal’s Catholic Church. She has also been part of TOPs #013 Texas City Hobby Club, and Silver Sneakers (Lowry Center).  Betty had graduated from Galveston’s Dominican High School and was a part of the alumni organization.

Betty met Raul while in High School and married at 18.  She stayed home and raised six children while he served in the marines and as a merchant mariner. Once her children had grown Betty kept busy with many organizations and activities in the community. She was always happiest when surrounded by family and took an active hand in helping to raise her grandchildren. Family remembers her as always being the last to leave any party.

She is preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years Raul Guerra and her son George Guerra.

Betty is survived by her son Raul Guerra Jr., her daughter Debbie Garcia and son-in-law George Garcia, daughter Rebecca Harrison, son Richard Guerra Sr. and daughter-in-law Nelda Guerra, son Anthony Guerra and daughter-in-law Pauline Guerra; she is additionally survived by eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.   She is also survived by her sister Laura LeBeauf and brothers John and Robert Bassett.

Pallbearers will be Richard Guerra Jr., Travis Guerra, Steven Guerra, Geremy Guerra, Louis Vasquez, Michael Crawford, Austin Guerra and Nathan Guerra. Honorary Pallbearers will be Hudson Vasquez and Ian Crawford.

A visitation will be held Friday, December 2, 2016 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm with a Rosary at 7:00pm with Deacon Joe Hensley officiating at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque, Texas.  A Funeral Service will be at 10:00am on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 10:00am at St. Mary’s of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church of Texas City with Father Clint Ressler officiating.  Entombment will be at a later date.

A special thanks to Dr. Mary Jo Godinich for the care given to our mother.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to St. Mary’s of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church of Texas City.




  1. With a sad, heavy heart I offer condolences to the Guerra Family.
    I have fond childhood memories of our family gatherings.
    I recall how our families always helped each other and lifelong lessons learned from Miss Betty Lou and Raul. As a young boy they were a second set of parents. She undoubtedly will be truly missed by everyone who had the privilege to know her.

    James (Duke) and Jackie Ervin
    5110 Lagoon Court
    Bacliff, Tx 77518

    Duke Ervin
  2. Sending our prayers for the entire Guerra family during this time of sadness. May God be with your mom and may she rest in peace. From long time friends Juanita Gonzales Lester and Jay and Hilda Gonzales .

    Juanita Lester
  3. I was so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. She has always been the sweetest lady that I’ve ever known. I remember when she and Raul married and how happy and in love they were. Betty was loved by everyone, especially my aunts. They thought the world of her and she was always so caring of them. Betty will be missed more than she ever knew. As the mother of her family, she held everyone together. My sympathy and love to all her family. Love, Ree and Danny

    Rose Sipps
  4. Guerra Family, The mark your Mother made on this world, on the people she touched and memories she gave will forever be engraved in our hearts. The friendship held between our parents is huge and we Loved her more than words can say. She will be so missed.
    Patricia and Marcy Flores

    Patricia Roberts

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