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“So sad to hear of Jesse's passing. He was a great man and I always enjoyed seeing him everyday at the old justice center. My hearfelt sympathies to...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Sherri Tibbe - Buda, TX

“We are sorry for your loss of a father and husband. He was a good Christian man. I will miss his talks. May the Lord Bless your family and comfort...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Anthony A. Martinez - San Marcos, TX

“We are keeping your Family in prayer Jesse is now with the lord let not your heart be troubled for we shall meet him again some day. May God...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Rodney Washington - san antonio, TX

“We are so sorry for your loss; San Marcos has lost a good man. Those of us with the Just for Fun parade have many happy memories of his service and...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Chris Cooper - San Marcos, TX

“We are so sorry for your loss; San Marcos has lost a good man. Those of us with the Just for Fun parade have many happy memories of his service and...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Chris Cooper - San Marcos, TX

“We are so sorry for your loss; San Marcos has lost a good man. Those of us with the Just for Fun parade have many happy memories of his service and...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Chris Cooper - San Marcos, TX

“To the guerra family, My condolences and prayers to all. Even though I never met him, I've read and heard wonderful stories. A well-respected and...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: jessica lucero - santa cruz, CA

“Our sincere condolences on the passing of your husband, son, brother, father, grandfather, uncle and dear friend to all. May you find comfort in the...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Peggy( Prado) and James Cruz - TX

“It saddens me to hear of a fellow Peace Officer passing. May God be with his family and comfort them during this time. ”
9 of 18 | Posted by: Bill Robinson - Wimberley, TX

“God Bless Jesse and his family. He was a good man, a great friend and he will surely be missed. Jesse made our World a better place. ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: Ronnie Dickens - san marcos, TX

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May God give your family strength during these difficult times. The Saucedo Family ”
11 of 18 | Posted by: Nancy Brister (Saucedo) - TX

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. May God wrap you in his loving arms and comfort you through this difficult time. Virginia and Mike...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Virginia Suniga - Cedar Park, TX

“Ernie and I would like to express our deepest condolences to the Guerra family. May your fond memories help sustain you during this very difficult...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Linda Contreras - San Marcos,, TX

“Condolences to the family. Really enjoyed visiting with Jesse the few times I was able to do so. He will be missed. ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: Dean Reading - Lockhart, TX

“I am sorry for you loss cause he was a great person and friend. ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Monte Nusbaum - San Marcos, TX

“Dora, I was so sorry to hear about Jesse's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your extended family! ”
16 of 18 | Posted by: Linda Sterling - New Braunfels, TX

“My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this difficult time. May God give each of you peace. ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: Alma Apodaca - San Marcos, TX

“Dora, You and your family will be in my prayers. Remember that God is holding you in His Hand. Linda Rea ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Linda Rea - San Marcos, TX


Jesse Alvarado Guerra Jr., a life-long resident of San Marcos, passed away on Tuesday October 1, 2013. Born in San Marcos, Jesse had an immeasurable commitment to and love for his family, community and country. He joined the U.S. Marine Corp in the 1960s, rose to the rank of Sergeant and continued his service to his country by serving in the Marine Corp Reserves for several years. After leaving the Marine Corp, Jesse joined the San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) in 1969 where he served as a Patrol Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Head of the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) and Interim Police Chief. During his 32 year tenure at the SMPD, Jesse helped establish the department's Blue Santa Program, a program which has provided Christmas gifts to hundreds of disadvantaged children and a program of which he was very proud. Jesse served as a respected role-model to many young people by coaching several youth league baseball teams over a span of many years. Guerra's commitment to public service continued during his tenure as Security Captain at the Hays County Justice Center for 12 years. He will be remembered as a strong, loving and caring individual who was very respectful of others and respected by so many who knew him. A loving father, son, and brother, Jesse is survived by his wife Dora Rivas Guerra, two sons Jesse Guerra III and John Anthony Guerra, both of whom serve in law enforcement and daughter Deborah Guerra with extensive service in Health Care/Medical. Jesse will be greatly missed by his grand-children Marquee, John Jr., Avery, Paityn, and Gavin. Guerra's extended family also includes his mother, Alice Rangel, Step-Father John Rangel; brothers, Rudy Guerra, Fred Guerra, and Edward Guerra; sisters, Nora Cruz and Sally Bossier, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins and his beloved brothers and sisters in law enforcement for whom he cared immensely and had high regard. He is preceded in death by his father Jesse Guerra Sr., brothers, Henry Guerra, George Guerra, and Arthur Guerra, and grand-daughter Jaiden Guerra. Jesse's family wishes to extend its heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the Heart to Heart Hospice staff for their loving care and support. Pallbearers will be Rudy Guerra, Fred Guerra, Edward Guerra, Daniel Cook, Allen Cruz, Johnny Rivas with Honorary Pallbearers Marcelino Rivas, Roy Rivas, David Rivas and Peter Rivas. Viewing for family members will be held at Thomason Funeral Home in San Marcos, Texas on Thursday October 3, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and visitation for friends from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Thomason Funeral Home on Friday October 4, at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be at Memory Lawn in Martindale, Texas followed by a Celebration of Life Reception at the San Marcos Activity Center.

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