Deloroes Blackwell Guice

Deloroes Blackwell Guice, age 92, of Coleman, died Friday, November 12, 2021, at Coleman County Medical Center. 

The family will host a visitation on Saturday at Stevens Funeral Home, 400 W. Pecan Street, Coleman, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  

Funeral service will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday, November 14, at the Elm Street Church of Christ, 216 W. Elm, Coleman, with Bob Martin, pulpit minister, officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Rockwood Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home. 

Deloroes Cornell Duncan was born to Arthur Pierce “Jack” Duncan and Berta Lee Riley Duncan on August 7, 1929, in Coleman, Texas.   She started first grade in Trent, Texas and she moved with her family to Rockwood in December 1935 and then to Doole in August 1936.  She started second grade in Doole and graduated into high school at Doole.  She stayed with her Riley grandparents in Coleman and graduated from Coleman High School in May 1947.   At the age of 13 she was baptized into the Church of Christ in a stock tank behind the Doole church.

On September 2, 1947, she married Howard F. Blackwell in Coleman. Three girls were born – Barbara Marie, Diana Cornell, and Brenda Deloroes.  Howard died January 20, 1988, in Coleman. Deloroes married Gerald Rudell Guice of Doole on July 19, 1989, in the Church of Christ in Coleman. Rudell preceded her in death and is buried in Stacy Cemetery.  She enjoyed embroidery and made all eight grandchildren a baby quilt for their children. She loved to read and always had a book close at hand. 

Deloroes was the bookkeeper for Geo. D. Rhone Hardware for 19 years and then worked for Coleman Grain for 24 years. She always enjoyed the harvest working at the grain elevator. She enjoyed traveling and her most memorable trip was to Europe. She thought it was beautiful but would not want to live there. She and her sister, Jacqueline, took several trips together in the United States. Jacqueline always wanted to ride the river boat down the Mississippi River and Deloroes regretted that they never made that trip. She was a member of Elm Street Church of Christ.

She is preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, Howard Blackwell and Rudell Guice; her sister and brother-in-law, Jacqueline and Virgil Stewardson; her son-in-law, Ronald Stevens; two nephews, Bernie Lee Blackwell and Bobby Blackwell.

She is survived by three daughters, Barbara and husband Ray Dockery of Paint Rock, Diana and Ted Ford of Lingleville, and Brenda Stevens of Coleman; eight grandchildren, Lynne and Jason Dillard, Dan and Jodie Dockery, Traci and Matt Odom, Kelli and fiancé Ryan McDonald, Scotty Ford, Brent Ford and wife Angie, Christie and Josh Smith, Justin and Laura Stevens; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Ellie Guice, two nieces, Patty Jo Mendenhall and Linda Blackwell McKnight; two nephews, Roy Don Blackwell and Rickie Caudle; special friends who were like family to her, Sandy and Barbara Neal; many cousins and friends.

Condolences can be expressed to the family via the virtual guestbook at www.stevensfuneralhome.com Stevens Funeral Home is honored to serve the Guice family.