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Guerrero, Sylvia

April 5, 1943 –
 January 7, 2021


Sylvia Guerrero age 77 passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years Joel Guerrero and her two brothers Sergio Martinez and Alfonso Manuel Manrique.  She is survived by her sister Amada Lemus, her three children and their spouses Sylvia & Howard Smith, Joel & Alicia Guerrero and Elizabeth & Shawn Greer, her grandchildren Carlos, Deanna, Bella, Megan, Christopher, Michael, Shawn & Joel and 2 great grandchildren.

Sylvia attended vocational school in her birthplace of Monterrey Nuevo León, Mexico where she studied to be a bilingual secretary. But Sylvia was very resourceful and easily adapted to other job opportunities after moving with her family to the United States in her mid 20’s.  She took on several different crafting, sewing and office jobs and over the years she and Joel even opened three restaurants including the popular “Las Brisas Mexican Restaurant” which was featured on ‘D‘ magazine in 1996.  But her most treasured job was that of production manager for Peacock Alley.  Sylvia was one of the first seamstresses to work with MaryElla Gabler, owner and founder of Peacock Alley.  Sylvia quickly became an integral part of the success of the company in which she took much pride.  2021 marked the 50th year of Sylvia and MaryElla’s long term friendship.

Sylvia will always be remembered as a hard working, caring person who took good care of her family and always strived to provide the very best for all of them.  She loved to garden and keep up with her roses and indoor houseplants.  Some might not know that she liked to sing and act silly just to make you laugh.  She was a free spirited soul with a love for travel and a knack for making something out of nothing.

A memorial Zoom service is scheduled on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 2pm.  

Please join via the following link:

Zoom Code: 203 072 8117
Password: Sylvia

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: @Sylvia-Smith-1 via Venmo



7 Thoughts on Guerrero, Sylvia
    Jane Pucci
    18 Jan 2021

    I am so truly sorry that Sylvia is no longer with us, but I am appreciative that she is no longer in pain. I learned and grew so much as a person and a manager because of Sylvia. She taught me to be strong, resourceful and detailed. I will never ever forget her or the friendship we developed at Peacock Alley. Much love…

    Margaret Harder Barnett
    19 Jan 2021

    I am very sorry to hear about the passing Sylvia. I knew her from Peacock Alley. Not just from work, but also from our times at Happy Hours and time at her restaurant. She was a hard worker, tough but wanted perfection which was important in her field. I remember the love her and Joel shared and the special bond between her and ChaCha had. I know she was embraced in Heaven by those who went before her and I know her passing leaves a hole in many a heart. God Bless you all and may you find comfort in all your memories.

    Gloria Guerrero
    21 Jan 2021

    I am so sorry for your lmothers loss. God promise is we should see them again. May the grace of God be with all the family love you all.

    Robert Bailwy
    30 Jan 2021

    My condolences goes out to the Guerrero family Silvio was hey great loving woman that inspired me in many ways she will be missed very much so

    Sonia Guzmam
    30 Jan 2021

    I’m heartbroken over Sylvia’s passing. Keeping the entire Guerrero Family in my thoughts and prayers.

    Morgan Lane
    30 Jan 2021

    So sorry for your loss…sending hugs to the family.

    Pat Villarreal
    30 Jan 2021

    Your mom’s memorial service was beautiful. Her pictures portrayed nothing but happiness and beauty. My sincere condolences to the entire Guerrero family. Much love to all of you.

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