Vernon Evans Guthrie of Litchfield Park, AZ passed away on February 23, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on September 21, 1945 in Morehead City, NC to Vernon and Elsie Mae Guthrie.
He married Julene Jacobs Guthrie in the Salt Lake Temple on May 28, 1965. They enjoyed 45 years of marriage and 5 wonderful children before she preceded him in death on April 24, 2010. Vern served others for many years as a surgical nurse, as well as holding numerous callings in the LDS church. He was blessed to find love again and married Marilyn A. Clayton on February 8, 2011.
He is survived by his wife; 5 children Michelle Kiel (Ronald), Denise Campbell, Sean Guthrie (Paula), Tamra Guthrie, Curtis Guthrie (Jen); 6 step-children Ken Clayton (Angela), Corinne Alban, Deborah Perry (John), Camille Rhoades (Dustin), Daniel Clayton (Nicolette), Kimberly Pierce (Mathew); 24 grandchildren Michael, Christopher, Allie, Austin, Chandler, Karlee, Kaitlin, Seth, Madison, Chad, Jeff, Marnie, Damien, Mia, Kira, Alex, Raychel, BJ, Evy, Noah, Dax, Izzy, Xaida, Trevor; and 4 great-grandchildren Sara, Conor, Tyler and Ruger. He was preceded in death by his sister Brenda and brother Dean.
Friends and family may call from 7:00-9:00 PM on Thursday February 28, 2019, and one hour prior to the service on Friday March 1, 2019 when the Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Corte Sierra Ward, 13277 W. Thomas Rd., Goodyear 85395. Interment will follow at Resthaven Park Cemetery, 6450 W. Northern, Glendale 85301. Visit https://www.hansenmortuary.com for condolences.Print Obituary & Condolences