We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Virgin Valley Mortuary
Joseph Duane Shaner-Guerrero passed away on April 24, 2022 at his home in Mesquite, NV. He was born on August 15, 1970 in St. George, UT. to Charlotte Shaner.
Joseph was raised, in part, by his maternal grandparents, Lucina and Art Shaner and his uncle Eugene “Rusty” Shaner. Joseph, aka Jo or Apache, grew up primarily in Mesquite, NV where he graduated from Virgin Valley High School in 1988 as his Senior Class President. During his high school years he played football and wrestled. He proudly served his country in the United States Marines from 1988-1990. He was a multi-talented artist and craftsman. He worked mostly as a chef and loved to share all of his talents with those he cared for the most. Joseph was a very kind, good hearted man and loved to be around people. He had many struggles throughout his life, but was very proud of the fact that he was a 17 year recovering addict and would reach out to help whoever he could overcome their struggles during hard times.
He married Charlotte Havens on October 4, 1997 and later divorced on April 11, 2001. Together they had one daughter, Andriea Guerrero. Joseph had a commitment ceremony to Amber Jarrell on January 2, 2021. The couple later parted amicably and remained close friends.
He is survived by his sister’s, Cassondra Hughes “Cassy”, aka as his “sissy”, and Saving Grace; brother-in-law, Robert Little of Henderson, NV; Shawnanna (Starr) Flores-Guerrero, aka “mother hen”; brother-in-law, David Pitts of Mesquite, NV; niece and nephews, Jose Mercardo, TJ Guerrero, Rigo Quintero, Jaden Flores, Antonio Guerrero, and his most beloved “princess”, Faith. He also leaves behind his daughter, Andriea Guerrero-Mounts; son-in-law, Devin; and his two grandson’s, Gio and Bentlii of Ohio.
He was proceeded in death by his mother, Charlotte Shaner; grandparents, Arthur and Lucina Shaner; nephew, Emmanuel Austin Mercado. Joseph now joins an army of angels including many of his beloved cousins who were more like siblings to him; aunts and uncles including, Eugene “Rusty” Shaner.
A Celebration Of Life will be held on June 18, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. at 150 Virgin Street in Bunkerville, NV 89007. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in his honor to the VA center in Mesquite, NV. The family would like to invite you to leave a message or memory of Joseph on their guestbook page at virginvalleymortuary.com.