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R. Reta  Guerra

R. Reta Guerra

Tuesday, April 30th, 1946 - Thursday, February 6th, 2020
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Obituary

R. Reta Guerra, 73, of Waco, passed in hospice with her family by her side. Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, February 15, 2020, with Memorial service at 11 a.m., at OakCrest Funeral Home, 4520 Bosque Blvd, Waco, with burial of cremains to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pastor Wayne Williams of Renew Church will officiate.

Reta was born April 30, 1946, in Hutto, Texas, to Ernest Clifton Young and Jessie Mae Bearden. She was raised and educated in Waco. She was united with Gilbert Guerra in 1978. They spent 42 wonderful years together. Many people knew her simply as "Ms. Reta" from her years at Montgomery Ward, Penland Hall, and eventual retirement from Drug Emporium. She was loved by all those she served through her infectious laugh, amazing cooking skills, and her love of quilting. She made many quilts for her friends and family, even winning a first place blue ribbon at the HOT Fair.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, R.F. (Red), Porter, Norman, and Weldon LaRue (Rudy) Young; an infant sister; and Reta's first-born son, Charles Wayne Mooney.

Survivors include her beloved husband, Gilbert A. Guerra of Waco; son Brian K. Mooney and wife, Lisa, of Temple; daughter, Melony D. Young and husband, Charlie, of Spring; son, Sean D. Mooney of Austin; daughter, Teresa A. Pruitt of Temple; and sisters-in-law, Cruz (Cookie) Guerra of Waco, Dolores Schlemmer and husband, David, of Waco; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and many other close family and friends.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Hillcrest Hospital 4 South for their excellent care; also to Vidal DeLeon of OakCrest Funeral Home. Another gracious thank you to Dolores Schlemmer and Lisa Mooney for their invaluable care and counsel during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 15th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, February 15th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    OakCrest Funeral Home
    Address
    4520 Bosque Boulevard
    WACO, TX 76710
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, February 15th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, February 15th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    OakCrest Funeral Home
    Address
    4520 Bosque Boulevard
    WACO, TX 76710
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Memorial service will be at 11 a.m., at OakCrest Funeral Home, 4520 Bosque Blvd, Waco, with burial of cremains to follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pastor Wayne Williams of Renew Church will officiate.
  • Interment

    Location
    Oakwood Cemetery
    Address
    2124 S. 5th Street
    WACO, TX 76706
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rebecca haik

Posted at 09:58am
so sorry for your lost I know reta form penland and wored with her becky haik
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Natalie Erchinger

Posted at 11:01pm
Reta was the best and wonderful memories she brought to our family. We were all so happy when she and Gilbert found each other, perfect match. What a giving person to all. We love her and will miss her dearly. Nati
 
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Teresa Pruitt Posted at 06:34pm

Thank you Nati!!!
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James Davis

Posted at 02:07pm
Many heartfelt condolences for a special person in my long association with Reta. As the Manager of Montgomery Ward for many years, Reta was like a right arm for me as she answered the phone switchboard an run the merchandise pickup at the same time. She was outstanding every day. I know of hardly any other employee so dedicated and so efficient. I've thought of her many times since the closing of the store. She was special in many ways.
Jim Davis
 
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Teresa Pruitt Posted at 06:34pm

Oh Mr. Davis, Thank you so much for these words. It makes me smile and makes me remember how much Mom loved working there and all the great folks she met. Teresa Guerra Pruitt
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SARAH WARREN

Posted at 01:19pm
My Condolences to the Family, I am so sorry Gilbert , I will keep you in my prayers sir. Sarah Warren
 
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Teresa Pruitt Posted at 06:32pm

Thank you!
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Baylor Scott & White Hospice

Posted at 10:56am
The Baylor Scott & White Hospice team would like to extend to you our deepest sympathy. Thank you for allowing us to care for Mrs. Guerra and please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
 
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Teresa Pruitt Posted at 06:31pm

Thank you to all the staff!!
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