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Jose Ricardo Guerra

October 8, 1952 — December 4, 2017

Jose Ricardo Guerra

Jose Ricardo (Rick), age 65, returned home to the Lord on December 4, 2017 in Austin, Texas. He was born on October 8, 1952 in Falfurrias Texas to Jose Hilario and Matilde S. Guerra.

He is preceded in death by his father, Jose Hilario Guerra.

He is survived by his mother Matilde S. Guerra of Portland, Texas; Four brothers- Joe (Sylvia) of Midland, Texas, Noel of Dallas, Texas, Michael of Corpus Christi, Texas, Omar of Galveston, Texas;  Four sisters- Mary (Luis) of Portland, Texas, Yvonne of San Antonio, Texas, Priscilla of Portland, Texas, Matilda (Robert) Ybarra of Harlingen, Texas; One niece- Michaela Ybarra; three nephews- Robert Ybarra Jr., Jacob Ybarra and Pepe (Ariana) Guerra of Portland, Texas and one great nephew, Gabriel Guerra and great niece Julianna Guerra.

Prior to graduating Gregory-Portland high school in 1971 Rick was manager for the Gregory Portland football and golf varsity teams. Rick worked for Channel 6 as video photographer which he won an award for as well as being a weather watcher.  He worked at the Texas State Aquarium and then at Atlantic Richfield Company for 10 years.  Rick was employed by Travis County Parks and Recreation Department in Austin Texas, as park maintenance. He loved this job and wore his uniform proudly. During his off time, he would make any effort to spend time at the ranch in Concepcion, Texas (La Chona) on CR 245 to relax with his family and friends and watch his favorite football team, the Tennessee Titans.

As part of his life’s adventures, he traveled in his early years to the holy land on a pilgrimage. He loved nature and was an avid outdoorsman which included trips to Big Bend National Park.

A rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM on Wednesday December 27 at Limbaugh Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM on Thursday December 28 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Portland. Burial to follow to Gregory Cemetery.  


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Past Services

Recitation of the Rosary

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church

Portland, TX

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