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Thursday September 8th, 2022
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Ms. Elva G. Lara Resident of Lubbock

Elva Guerra Lara 62, of Lubbock passed away Thursday, September 1, 2022. A visitation will be held Thursday September 8, 2022 5-8 p.m. at Grace Funeral Care 1211 Lubbock Road in Brownfield. A celebration of life will take place Friday September 9, 2022 11 a.m. at the funeral home chapel with burial to follow in the Brownfield Cemetery. 

She was born October 2, 1959, in Karnes City, Texas to Eva Contreras and Elias Guerra. But grew up in Brownfield where she became a avid Cubs fan. Elva moved her family to Lubbock where she delved into the medical field of nursing. Taking care of people was her love and passion. Elva retired from the medical field after 20 plus years. But that still didn’t stop her from taking care of teh needs and wants of others.

She was sought out for her home made tortillas and homemade chilli, better known as her “chillaso.” From time to time, people would call her and order jars of her chilli. Elva loved to cook, she cooked, grilled, baked, she did it all.

Her food was never a "pass up". Especially during the holidays…holiday cooking was the best!! If you knew her, you know this to be true!

During her free time, Elva loved to sit and watch The Price is Right and The Young and the Restless, she really enjoyed hers soaps! She too was a big fan of horror movies. If it didn’t scare her, then the movie wasn’t any good. That’s a critic for you, right!

Elva loved her Donny Osmond! There was not a day that she didn’t play his songs or even sing them to you. Elva couldn’t get enough of her grand kids, they all were her joy, light and comfort. Though Elva had heart problems, she still had a heart of gold. She would give her last to others even though if it meant that she went without. She was a selfless person who put others needs before her own. She was also  know for being outspoken and courageous. Elva was diagnosed with heart failure but that didn’t keep her from living life to the fullest, she fought to very end.

She was preceded in death by her first born son; Anthony Guerra Lara lll, her father; Elias Guerra, her mother; Eva Contreras, her sister; Patricia Ann Gutierrez.

She is survived by her children; Amanda Hernandez, Mark Lara, Erik Lara, Craig Lara, Andrew Lara, Heather Lara, Tammy Lara, Toni Lara, her siblings; Annette Olivas, Rick Guerra, Carlos Gutierrez and Joe L. Gutierrez. She also has 22 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Service entrusted to the professionals of Grace Funeral Care Inc. 

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Elva my sister I will keep listening to Donny Osmond and Elvis. I miss you more than words can say. Fly high my sister I am coming when my time on this earth is finished. I love you to the moon and back, I will miss you saying little Donna. I love you sister!

Valdonna Marie Gutierrez. Sep 9 2022 8:39 PM

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Valdonna Marie Guyierrez Sep 9 2022 8:28 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ms. Elva Lara Resident of Lubbock

Janet Clemons Sep 9 2022 7:31 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ms. Elva Lara Resident of Lubbock

Patricia Urrutia Sep 8 2022 7:34 PM

Such a beautiful video my condolences to her family I remember her she was so sweet and beautiful ❤️

Corrina Caballero Sep 8 2022 4:06 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ms. Elva Lara Resident of Lubbock

Chris Lara Sep 8 2022 2:43 PM

My Elva there are no words that fit such a awesome person like you I have never had a friend like you that I could say was my friend and would take care of me be it checking on my health and calling or texting to see if I needed Hotsauce because I would only eat yours I even talked you into selling some that went faster than you could make it sometimes she was the only person that cried for me when I had a bad medical Day and you said give her some aspirin because she thought I was stroking and afterwards we laughed because she said what the heck the nurses go to school for because they don't know how to do their damn job because I was stroking and trust me she was VERY MAD because her friend (me) was sick and they wasn't on they toes taking care of me then forward I knew she loved me as if I was her family and that's who you are to me sister you loved hard and I will hold you in my heart forever GOD HAS CALLED YOU HOME SISTER YOUR LOVE YOU GAVE WILL ALWAYS BE WITH US MAY YOU REST QUEEN AND KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU AND THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME AS A TRUE FRIEND LOVE YOU ELVA LARA

Brenda Smith Sep 8 2022 11:47 AM

My Dear Sweet Elva, you will dearly be missed. I loved working with you at Covenant Lakeside 5 South. You embraced me like I was one of your own daughters and for that I cherished it. My heart breaks for your family but comfort that you are pain free and with your loved ones especially your mom. Lots of prayers for your family. May your sweet soul Rest In Peace.
Love your Angie!

Angie Piseno Sep 8 2022 10:30 AM

Elva was tender, caring, gentle, and warm in her spirit and I saw her show each of these beautiful qualities with her family, friends, and patients. She was small in stature, but huge in love. She was funny and so very dear. She reflected joy and true faith in Her Savior. I’m so lucky to have known her. She’s going to be missed. I know when she opened her eyes in heaven, Our Jesus whispered, “Well done good and faithful servant.” Indeed. Elvita. Love you.

Teri Henderson Sep 8 2022 12:15 AM

My condolence and prayers to all the family 🙏♥️

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