Obituary for Deborah Gay Guzman (Ellis)
Deborah G. Guzman, 62, of Kenosha, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at Aurora Medical Center.
Born in Springfield, IL, on July 11, 1955, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and May (Miller) Ellis. She then lived in Ohio until the age of 12, and then moved to Wisconsin to live with her father.
On April 24, 1972, she married Jesse M. Guzman Jr.
Deborah was employed as a machinist at Chrysler until her retirement in 2006.
She loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, cooking, playing Candy Crush and Farmville, and cared deeply for animals of all kinds. After retiring, she and Jesse enjoyed traveling to many places together including Las Vegas, Mexico, Jamaica, Cancun, and her favorite of them all, Costa Rica. Her dream was to travel to Africa next.
Survivors include her husband, Jesse M. Guzman Jr. of Kenosha; daughter, Jessica (Keith) Ballering of Salem; son, Justin Guzman of Kenosha; grandchildren, Tyler and Alyssa Brown, and Samantha and Hunter Ballering; great-grandchildren, Jayce, Kinslee, Ryann, and Jaiden; a brother, Daniel (Darlene) Ellis of Nekoosa; and a sister, Donna (John) Tomer of Uhrichsville, OH. She is further survived by her close friend, Robin Petrelli; and many other friends.
She is preceded in death by her best friend, Mary “Tina” Stone.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 20th, at Proko Funeral Home, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 12:00 noon. Interment will be private.
Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
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