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Obituary for Joan Elizabeth Guthrie

Joan Elizabeth Guthrie
Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend passed away on Monday, August 21, 2023. Age 92 years. She was born on July 3, 1931 in Fort Sam Houston, Texas. After graduating from the University of Colorado Boulder, Joan married Gene Guthrie on October 23, 1954 in Denver, Colorado. He predeceased her on February 6, 2015. Later, Joan completed a Master’s Degree in Education at Saginaw Valley State College. Her career as an elementary school teacher spanned 28 years. One of Joan’s greatest joys was singing. She sang in the choir at Kochville United Methodist Church where she was a member for over 50 years. She was also a member of the Saginaw Choral Society. In their retirement years, Gene and Joan enjoyed travelling and spending time with friends. They spent many winters at the Tip O’ Texas RV Resort in Pharr, Texas.

Joan is survived by two daughters, Melanie Harmon and Julie Guthrie; her brother, Steve Meisenholder. Joan was preceded in death by her parents, Philo and Marguerite Meisenholder; her brother, Gregg Meisenholder; her sister, Diane Miller.

A Celebration of her life will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 12, 2023 at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd. (between Shattuck and McCarty). Friends may visit at the funeral home where the family will be present on Sunday from 12:00 Noon until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to any Hospice organization or Zilwaukee Schools (Please specify for “School Store”, “Recess Items”, or “Instructional Supplies”).