The Woodward News

July 2, 2013

Marla Guthrie

Woodward News

Woodward, Okla. — Marla Guthrie, 74 year old Vici resident, died Monday, July 1, 2013 at her home.  Funeral services will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Sharon with Reverend Jeff Bradley officiating.  Interment will be in the Elmwood Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home.


Marla Ellen (Brockelman) Guthrie was born on December 6, 1938 in Woodward, Oklahoma to Burl Leroy and May Marguerite (Horner) Brockelman.  Marla was reared in the Woodward and Sharon area.  She attended school in Woodward through the 6th grade and graduated from Sharon High School.  Marla was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart, Merle Guthrie on December 27, 1958 at Merle’s mom and dad’s home east of Sharon.  They made their first home in Woodward before moving south of Sharon for a period of time.  The family then moved northwest of Vici in 1978 and has lived there since that time.

Marla was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sharon.  She enjoyed cooking and sewing, but most of all she loved being with her family, especially her grandchildren whom she loved dearly.  Marla was President of the Northwest Cattlemen’s Association, she was a member of the Red Hats and the Republican Committee.  She loved attending her grandchildren’s sporting activities.


She is survived by her husband Merle Guthrie of the home; two sons, Craig Guthrie of Vici, Lynn Guthrie and wife Janet of Canadian, Texas; one daughter Christina Fields and husband Eddie of Wynona; one brother, Nathan Brockelman and wife Nylene of Weatherford; six precious grandchildren, Nicole, Destry, Venessa Guthrie and Tailor, Jacie, and Tristan Fields; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Cecil Guthrie and wife Linda; other relatives and many friends.


She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Kent Ivens Guthrie, and her in-laws, Buck and Grace Guthrie.


Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Sharon with the funeral home accepting the contributions.


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