Manuela G. Guevara passed away in San Jose, CA on November 25, 2007, after a brief illness. She was 98 years old. She was a native of Mexico, but has been a Gilroy resident since 1943. Mrs. Guevara is survived by her children; Ofelia Lestro of San Jose, Josephine Guevara, Mary Gonzales, Helen Duran, Olivia Perry , Florence Martinez, all of Gilroy, Louie Guevara of Valley Springs, Manuel Guevara of Modesto, Daniel Guevara of Yarnell, Arizona and Elias Guevara of Thousand Palms, sister of Mickie Briano of Fontana.
Mrs. Guevara is grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother to over 200; she is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Augustine Guevara, and her sons; Rito, Frank, Mario, Augustine Jr. and Arturo Paul.
Vigil Services will be Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 7:00 P.M. at St. Mary’s Church. Visitation will begin on Thursday at 1:00 P.M. at Habing Family Funeral Home, Gilroy. Funeral Mass will be Friday, November 30, 2007 at 10:00 A.M., also atthe church. Burial will follow the Mass at St. Mary’s Cemetery.