July 19, 1947 - January 03, 2024


Velma N. Guerra Baxter

Velma Guerra Baxter entered into eternal rest on January 3, 2024 surrounded by her loving family. She was 76 years old. Velma was born on July 19, 1947 in Mercedes, Texas to José and Aurora Guerra. She lived in Corpus Christi, Texas until her family relocated to Hayward, Ca in 1959. Velma graduated from Sunset High School in Hayward in 1965 and began working in the telecommunication industry for over 30 years - eventually retiring from AT&T.

Velma loved spending time with her grandchildren and vacationing in Las Vegas & Reno. She also enjoyed shopping, cooking homemade meals for her family, listening to Oldies & Elvis Presley - whom she was proud to say she had seen in concert 12 times. She was also a life-long Oakland A’s fan.

Velma will be remembered for her delicious cooking, immense generosity, and love and support for her family.

Velma is survived by: her daughters Paula Baxter and Lisa Ulloa (Greg), her grandchildren Ray Rodriguez, Savanna Ulloa, Sara Ulloa, Daniel Hurtado, her great-granddaughter Juliana Hurtado-Zamora. She is also survived by her siblings: Irma Dabbs (Paul), Andrea Guerra, Ramón Guerra (Maria), and Robert Grove (long time companion). Velma was preceded in death by granddaughter Vanessa Hurtado.

Visitation: January 30, 2024 at 4:00pm-8:00pm at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward
Funeral (Mass): January 31, 2024 at 10:30am at St. Felicitas Catholic Church 1662 Manor Blvd. in San Leandro.
Burial: January 31, 2024 at 12:30pm Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward

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