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 Guy “Gus” Aguirre, Jr

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Guy “Gus” Aguirre, Jr

  • Birth 25 Jul 1931 Elko, Elko County, Nevada, USA
  • Death 20 May 2010 Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 53145256

Guy Aguirre Jr., a man who stood a mere 5'8", but thought he was six foot tall and bullet proof, sadly left us on May 20th, 2010, at his home in Boise, Idaho. He was known to us as Dad, Daddy, Gus, Arch, Gabino, Tio Guy, Uncle Guy, Papa, Papa Guy, and Panxon. Born in Elko, Nevada, July 25th, 1931, to Guy Sr. and Angelina Aguirre, he was raised in Ryndon, Nevada, with his four brothers and two sisters. Here, Guy followed in his dad's footsteps and was employed for forty+ years by the railroad. He worked as an engineer, road foreman of engines, assistant train master. He also proudly served in the US Army. During Guy's spare time he enjoyed bowling and the outdoors. He was a "jack-of-all-trades" and loved working with his hands as there are many homes in Elko that prove his craftsmanship. At his retirement party Guy wasn't sure if the surprise was to celebrate his devoted years on the WP and UP railroads or everyone was just glad to see him go. Stories unfolded, laughter filled the Basque House, and tears flowed for this simply amazing man. One of Guy's greatest prides was being Basque. He was on the first Basque baseball team, and helped initiate the Elko Basque Club over 40 years ago, as he thoroughly enjoyed watching his family carry on the Basque traditions. He was always afraid to miss an Elko Basque Festival so he could watch his children and grandchildren become txapelduns - champions - just like him. Not only was Guy a true champion in everyone's eyes and hearts, but also an "assistant golf pro" when he kicked off and hosted the Elko Basque Invitational Golf Tourney. This fourteen-year strong event honestly created lasting impressions, as well as permanent fairway damage, to the Ruby View Golf Course. Twenty-three years have since passed, and accompanied by his family and friends, Guy has created many more tales that will be told for years to come. The hunting, fishing, and golfing antics are abundant as well as outings and sporting events with family and friends. Guy was preceded in death by his parents Guy Sr. and Angelina Aguirre, and brother Angelo Aguirre. He is survived by his caring and adored wife of twenty-eight years Carolyn, daughters Valerie Alt (Toby - Aintzane & Corbin) and Alisa Pirtle (Dean - Courtney & Preston) both of Spring Creek, and two step-sons Brian Porter (Jalie - Thomas & Max) of Reno and Bret Porter (Melissa - Ava, Case, & Grayson) of Boise, brother and sisters Henry Aguirre, Margie Wines, Albert Aguirre (Wanda), Doris Barone, and Frank aka Patxi Aguirre (Louise) and countless nieces, nephews, and many many friends. Our celebration of Guy's life will be held Friday, May 28th, at 10:00 am at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Elko. Published in Elko Daily from May 26 to June 27, 2010


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  • Created by: Judy Lu
  • Added: 2 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53145256
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Guy “Gus” Aguirre, Jr (25 Jul 1931–20 May 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53145256, ; Maintained by Judy Lu (contributor 46799760) Unknown.