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Maria Margarita Guerra

December 17, 1952 ~ May 22, 2022 (age 69)

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Maria Margarita Guerra, 69 passed away on May 22, 2022 in Lubbock, TX. She was the wife of Liberato Guerra, Jr. They married May 23, 1970, at St. Michaels in Levelland. She was born in Edinburg, TX in December 1952 to Margarito and Guadalupe Ponce. She graduated from Wayland Baptist University with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Education. She worked at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Pardons and Paroles Division as a hearing officer. She was an avid churchgoer and had accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. She enjoyed traveling, camping, reading, dancing, and a good margarita. She will be remembered for her strong faith, love of family, iron will, and a lifetime of accomplishments in the field of law enforcement; including being the first female deputy to go on patrol for Lubbock county, and in 1985 became the first female investigator for Lubbock county. She won law enforcement officer of the year from the Kiwanis club, which at the time she won, the club was traditionally males-only. She was featured on the news and in many articles in the newspaper. After graduating from Wayland Baptist University, she became a hearing officer for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. However, she will be most remembered for being a loving mother to her two daughters and a devoted wife. She is survived by her husband Liberato Guerra, her two daughters, Margaret Lee Morris (Teddy), Teresa Ann Walker (Edward), her three grandchildren, Amanda Ennen (Kevin), Anthony Walker (Beverly), Nina Walker, her two great-grandchildren, Olivia and Sebastian Walker, her parents Margarito and Guadalupe Ponce, her brother Mark Ponce and her sisters Josie and Annabel. She is preceded in death by her brother Miguel Ponce, Sr. and Ernesto Ponce. Funeral services will be held at Guajardo Funeral Chapels at 10 am on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

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