Michael Gordon "Mike" Guerra
Hanner Funeral Service
103 W Main St
Atlanta, TX

January 2, 1948 ˜ September 18, 2021

Mike Guerra went to be with the Lord Sept. 18 in Texarkana, TX. He was born to Johnnie and Fern Guerra of Ridgefield, WA, where he enjoyed his school years playing football. Immediately after graduation, he enlisted in the Air Force, spent nine years as an airplane mechanic, and was a Vietnam-Era veteran. After serving his country, he settled in Vancouver, WA, where he married and had six wonderful children. He worked many years for the City of Vancouver, PUD, and enjoyed fishing and hunting.
He settled in Atlanta, TX, during his golden years, fell in love, and married Elizabeth. He also gained four bonus children and grandchildren. They worked together at Price Hardware for several years making many dear friends. After retirement, they spent their days watching Westerns with their dog, Jed, while Mike enjoyed as much ice cream, cookies, and milk as he possibly could.
Mike is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth Whittington Guerra, of Texarkana; his children, John Shields (Jennifer) La Center, WA, Jodi Shields of Vancouver, WA, Traci Hamilton (Roger) of Collierville, TN, Amy Wenz (Chad) of Klickitat, WA, Jason Guerra of Vancouver, WA; stepdaughters, Sharon Vaughan of Linden, TX, Sandra Long (Ron) of Richmond, TX, Tracie Warren of Texarkana, AR; and stepson, Steven Adcock of Linden, TX; 22 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, nieces, Heather Deery-Worrall, Jossi McCreary, cousins, Mary Hall, Joe Guerra, Rosanna Alvarado, Kelli Groppi, John Guerra, and many other loved ones.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie and Fern Guerra; sister, Judy Deery; daughter, Adrian Posey; and uncles, Roy Guerra, Bob Guerra, and Paul Guerra.
Celebration of Life schedule: Saturday, Oct. 2, Visitation 1 p.m., Memorial service 2 p.m., refreshments served afterward. Hanner Funeral Service, Atlanta, TX.
The family would like to extend special thanks for the wonderful care provided by staff at Wadley Regional Medical Center hospital, COVID unit, and Brookdale Assisted Living during their time of need.
“It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.”
-Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
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Published by The Columbian on Sep. 29, 2021.
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Mike was my stepdad in Texas for more than 16 years, and made my mom happy during their time together and helped her through tough some health challenges. They had some good times, and it was an honor to get to know him and meet some of his children. We thank him for his service to our country. May he rest in peace and his memory be eternal.
Sandra Long
October 5, 2021
Mike was always a great Ridgefield Spudder. Mike graduated with my brother Doug, passed in 2018 rip. Both Mike and sister Judy had the sweetest smiles and were most gracious as were their parents. I was the little sister 4 years younger, but we all rode the same bus. Again, both Mike and Judy were wonderful Sara neighbors and school friends. Mike will be missed.
Molly Johnston Miner
October 3, 2021
His daughter Adrian loved him very much I am glad she passed away four years ago. Now she does have to deal with the pain she felt when he left.
Marolyn Wagoner
September 29, 2021
I worked with mike at PUD we had a lot of fun then oneday he was gone now I know where he went .May he rest in peace
Dave Hamm
September 29, 2021
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