Alice Marie Guerrero Puckett, a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother, age 76, of Irving, Texas passed away peacefully on October 16, 2020 at home surrounded by her caring family. She had battled cancer for over 4 years.
Alice was born August 25, 1944 in Houston, Texas.
She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Michael T. Puckett; sister, Rosa Linda Guerrero of San Antonio, TX; brother, Arthur Guerrero of McKinney, TX; sons, Christopher Puckett and wife Danielle of Lewisville, TX, and Jason Puckett and wife Lyndsey of Roanoak, TX; her four grandchildren, Spencer, Ian, Sydney and Reese Puckett and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father, Elias (E.G.) Guerrero, a long-time commissioner for Richmond and mayor pro tem; her mother, Jessie Presa Guerrero of Richmond, TX; and her brother, Elias Joe Guerrero of Houston, TX.
Alice grew up in Richmond, TX, graduated from Lamar Consolidated in Rosenberg, TX in 1963, got her BA in education from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1969, and her Masters in 1978 from Pan American University.
She spent 43 years in education, primarily in Brownsfield ISD and Los Fresnos.
She was Assistant Principal in Brownsfield ISD and Los Fresnos. She was Assistant Principal at Stell and Faulk Intermediate and Principal at J.T. Canales Elementary. After retiring, Alice went back to the classroom in the Dallas/Fort Worth area as a Bilingual elementary teacher.
She loved God, the Houston Astros, cooking for her family, entertaining friends, and traveling with her husband, including bucket list trips to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City and cruises to Alaska and the Caribbean.
Alice was a member of the Plymouth Park Baptist Church in Irving, TX; and was active in Alpha Delta Kappa, Past Regional President and Past Vice President of Programs for Phi Delta Kappa, Christian Woman’s Council, and was the first PTSA President at the Science Academy of South Texas in Mercedes, TX in 1996.
She also cared for a 15-year-old homeless girl for 9 months.
Visitation is 10am-1pm, Wednesday, October 20 at Hernandez Funeral Home in Rosenberg, TX with graveside services immediately following at San Gabriel Cemetery in Richmond, TX at her family plot.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.