Sunday, September 23, 2018
Text Size

Rebecca Guerra, 84 - January 07, 2017

Rebecca Guerra, 84, of Cozad passed away Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at Cozad Care Center.
Services took place on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 2 p.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Susan Sukraw officiating. Burial was at the Cozad Cemetery.
Guerra was born April 9, 1932, at Big Spring, TX, to Jose and Eremine (Lopez) Cañas. She was baptized at the First Mexican Church in Big Spring at the age of 13.
On April 21, 1951, she married Jesus Guerra at Big Spring. The couple moved to Cozad in 1952.
She was employed at F&S Sausage, Southview Manor and Norm’s Cafe. She was also a translator for the hospital and doctors, the police department and court house. She won the Community Service Award in 1994 and was inducted into the Healthcare Hall of Fame in 2009.
Guerra was known as “Gramma Guerra” to others, according to family members. She loved sports of all kind and went to numerous football games, wrestling matches, baseball games and swim meets. As busy as she was with all her activities, she still made time for family, camping and vacations, and cooking supper for all of her family.
?She also enjoyed crocheting, collecting jewelry, dolls and salt and pepper shakers, said family.
?Guerra was preceded in death by: her parents, Jose and Eremine; her husband, Jesus “Jesse,” Sr.; brothers—Ismael Cañas and Joe Cañas; sister, Esther Lopez; a grandson, Tyrone Guerra; son-in-law, Anthony Haggan.
Survivors include; her children—Irma (Junior) Dishman, Aurelia “Ralph” (Danny) Dishman, Jesse, Jr. (Beth) Guerra and Vicky (Lance) Peterson, all of Cozad, Irene (Doug) Kniesteadt and Noemi “Mimi” Haggan, all of Lincoln; a sister-in-law, Elena Cañas; brother, David Cañas; 35 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; numerous other relatives.
Memorials are suggested to Aseracare Hospice of Kearney.