Nancy Catterton Guerra, age 63, was born on December 8, 1953, in Baltimore, Maryland. She passed away suddenly on January 8, 2017 at her home in Austin, Texas. Her husband Ed Guerra and step-son Edward Guerra preceded her in death. She is survived by her parents Alvin and Jeannette Catterton of Bradenton, Florida; sisters Gail Ensey of Glen Burnie, Maryland and Patricia Beverage and her husband Bob also of Bradenton, Florida; nieces Karen Kaskel and Jaime Roberts; nephews John Roberts and Joe Roberts and his wife Amy; great-nephews Travis Kaskel, Justice Johnson, Joshua, JT, Dylan and Jacob Roberts and great nieces Madison, Destiny and Bella Roberts, and Kara and Erin Kaskel. She is also survived by cousins Linda Walsh and husband Tom and Kurt Fritsch and wife Wendy. With her marriage to Ed she became a grandmother to Sarah Kramer and great-grandmother to Amara. She has maintained close relationships with his extended family living in San Antonio Texas.
Nancy was extremely intelligent earning a Masters in Mathematics. She started her career as a teacher at Olde Mill High School in Millersville, Maryland. She eventually moved on to a career in computers working at IBM for many years. She met and married Ed in 1993. In doing so she became greatly involved with his wonderful group of friends who never let their limited vision or blindness keep them from living full lives.
She survived a brain tumor in 1999, kept on working and traveling. She eventually had to take disability when she was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in 2007. Nancy fought a long and hard battle with this disease. She endured two separate stem cell transplants involving the extreme rounds of chemo therapy this entails and several back surgeries to stabilize a fragile and painful back. Through all of this she stayed involved in several groups, in particular, Wee Rescue, fostering many dogs and falling in love with one named "Buster" whom she adopted to be a brother to her own dog "Susie" a mini- schnauzer.
Nancy had many friends all over the world with whom she kept in touch via social media. She actually maintained a long friendship with a former teacher that she had in high school, Mrs. Singer.
Nancy loved to sing, taking part in church choir in her healthier days. She loved books, music and movies and totally adored "Outlander" and was actually planning a trip to Scotland this summer.
Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 pm Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home 3125 N Lamar at 32nd St.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 am Monday, January 16, 2017 at St Theresa Catholic Church with a luncheon to follow in the church hall.
In lieu of flowers, if so desired donations to Leukemia and Lymphoma society or to Wee Rescue is greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your support during this difficult time.
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