Guhl, Marion

Written by David Green.

Marion Louise Guhl, 91, of Jackson, Mich., died July 2, 2007, at Vista Grande Villa, Jackson.

She was born Feb. 9, 1916, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of Henry and Eva Raymond. In 1941, she married Raymond F. Guhl in Louisville, Ky.

Marion moved with her family to Tecumseh and Seneca, Mich. She graduated from Morenci High School in 1933 and earned a bachelor’s degree from Adrian College in 1937, graduating cum laude. She earned a master’s degree in foreign languages from the University of Notre Dame in 1967.

She and Raymond lived in Buchanan, Mich., for 40 years where they raised four children. She taught school for 21 years in Michigan and Indiana. Her retirement years were spent in Holland, Mich., and she later moved to Jackson, Mich.

While in Holland, she served as president of the Women’s Literary Club and was a member of the Audubon Society and the Friends of Art. In Buchanan, she was active in PTA, Band Parents, Girl Scouts and the First Presbyterian Church, of which she was a life-long member.

Marion is survived by three daughters, Yvette (and Valdis) Grants of Strongsville, Ohio, Patricia (and Alan) Totten of Holland, Mich., and Janet (and Edward) Grant of Jackson, Mich.; four grandchildren, Gary, Samantha, Amanda and Kristine; and a brother, Jack (and Irene) Raymond of Seneca.

She was preceded in death by Raymond, her husband of 57 years, on Jan. 21, 1999; her parents; sons Melvin W. Guhl in 1989 and John W. Guhl in 1946; grandson Carl R. Grants in 2007; and sister Kathryn Kirkman in 1993.

Funeral services are planned at noon Friday, July 6, at Swem Funeral Home, 301 W. Front St., Buchanan. Interment will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, New Buffalo, Mich. Visitation is scheduled at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation or the Disabled Veterans Association.

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