Fernando Guerrero passed away Saturday December 12, 2020. He was born August 29, 1929 to Pedro Warner Guerrero, and Rosaura Castro Guerrero in Mesa, Arizona.
He attended and graduated from Mesa High School, and Arizona State University. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and was stationed at the Panama Canal working counter-intelligence.
While attending ASU he met Lucille Campos. They were married January 16, 1954 and shortly after settled in Mesa. They were married for over 60 years until Lucy passed away in 2014. They had three children, and the family spent much time together taking summer trips to San Diego, Yellowstone, and New York City. They also spent many summer days at the family cabin in Pinetop.
Fernando and Lucy had a large group of friends they enjoyed traveling with on many trips to Europe, the Far East and many ski trips to various resorts.
He was an avid gun collector and enjoyed his bird hunting trips with Dr. Richard Flynn, Hayden C. Hayden, Dave Workman, and Al Mendivil.
He was active in the sign industry throughout his business career. He served as President of the Arizona Sign Association and was recently inducted into its Hall of Fame. He retired as President of Guerrero-Lindsey Sign Company.
He was active in the community throughout his life as a member of the Mesa Jaycees, Mesa Baseline Rotary and the Mesa HoHoKams. He served terms in each organization as President.
He was a fan of all Arizona State Sun Devil athletics, and never missed a game, holding season tickets to Football, Basketball and Baseball.
He was preceded in death by his wife Lucy, His mother and father Rosaura and Pedro, his siblings Adolfo, Pete, Maria Jaimes, and Kathy Bradley. He is survived by his sister Herminia Stechnij, his three children Patricia Dircks (Chip), Fernando Guerrero Jr., Katherine Gruenewald (Warren), five grandchildren Jamie Smith (Brandon), Michael Guerrero (Adriana), Matthew Dircks (Krystal), Kaitlin Gruenewald (Logan), Garrett Gruenewald, and his four great grandchildren Kayla, Jayden and Adalyn Smith, and Remi Dircks.
A Celebration of Life will be held in the future.