Mavis L. Guire


Craig resident Mavis L. Guire died April 6, 2003, at her home. She was 86.

Guire was born May 12, 1916, in Wilsonville, Neb., to Hubert B. and Maude (Sidman) Young. She was raised in the Oak Creek and Steamboat Springs area and graduated from high school in Steamboat.

She married Ralph F. Guire on June 2, 1934, in Steamboat. She was a ranch wife all her life and lived for a time in Kansas, but most of her life, she has resided in Steamboat Springs, moving to Craig in February of this year to be cared for in her daughter-in-law, Barbara's, home. She was a member of Congregational Church and enjoyed gardening, embroidery, sewing, fishing, camping, ranching and raising sheep.

Guire is survived by her daughter, Rhoda Guire, of Steamboat Springs; sons Ralph Duane (Ruby) Guire, of Addy, Wash.; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and daughters-in-law Barbara Guire, of Craig, and Marilyn Guire, of Steamboat Springs.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ralph F. Guire; sons Fred, Cory and Frank; daughter, Selma Lee; and grandchildren Robert, Brenan and Seth.

Services were April 11, 2003, at Calvary Baptist Church with Rod Compton officiating. The soloist was Wanda Brown and selections were "In the Garden," "Peace in the Valley" and "The Old Rugged Cross."

Pallbearers were Scott Guire, Trevor Guire, Fred Sandelin, Rick Guire, Phil Roehrick, Mike Miller and Kurt Brown.

Honorary pallbearers were all her many friends.

Interment was at Copper Glow Ranch in Steamboat Springs with John Bixby officiating.

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