Carol Guthrie, of White Lake, died Friday, April 17, 2009 at Eastview Medical & Rehabilitation Center. She was 72 years old. She was born February 11, 1937 in Elton, to the late Walter and Elizabeth (Bailey) Robinson.
She was raised in Elton and attended Elton Graded School. She was employed at Chrysler Corp. in Kenosha for 16 years, retiring in 1988. Mrs. Guthrie was a partner in Wilderness Tours, located in Elton, and was an avid bird watcher. She was a pioneer in kidney transplant surgery having been one of the first to donate a kidney to a family member.
Survivors include one daughter, Lisa (Neil) Yde, Port Charlotte , FL, a son, Dale Philyaw, Antigo, four sisters, Glenna Robinson, White Lake, Karen (Edward) Sellers, White Lake, Mary Messer, Antigo, Gail (Dean) Lewis, Elton, three brothers, Ralph (Virginia) Robinson, Polar, Larry (Connie) Robinson, Elton, Duane Robinson, Elton, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents,five sisters; Ardith Gilliam, Geneva Powell, Barbara Valentine, Florence Robinson and Raeburn DeHart, two brothers; Bill & Orvil Robinson.
Services will be held on Monday, April 20, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at New Life Central Fellowship, 630 Superior St. in Antigo, with Rev. Erv Messer, officiating. Visitation will be 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. at the church on Monday. Bradley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences at www.bradleyfh.com.
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Grandma, though many years have past. I still find myself everyday replaying every special moment of time i had with you! Visiting during the entire summer, though it took just as long for me too figure it out... The joy of each day that blesses us could bring so much inner peace to the soul, knowing everyday in the day after that your blessed with the Rays of Sunshine and butter jam spread toast... as you gaze out up into the trees seeing yourself become what your eye's behold! I Love and miss you grandma! The greatest gift was not just having all that Special time with you and Uncle Dale and Family.... It was getting too see Life in a beautiful special way that takes most Entire Life Times to discover if they get that chance at all! The one most always thought about special in my heart time was the day we picked up Uncle Dale from Antigo and picked up steak and chicken and headed to Aunt Sandy's for a one in a Life time beautiful God given day! As we pulled into aunt sandy's dirt hill driveway and got out of the car proceeding too the 4 dark green colored chairs and the small black grill moved up to us! Of course after 30-45mins i was already motoring my leg into the ground nonstop! With the barbaque chichen on the grill and steak... uncle dale took his shirt off and gave me probably the most Important lesson life has to give... he said Luke RELAX... Take your shirt off and Sit back in the chair... as he said that the gust of wind picked up and he said close your eyes and feel the breeze hit your body! He said that is a moment of Peace and tranquility brought to you! So sit back RELAX and enjoy the moment for what is can be and not what it is! If i could not sit back and feel the wind let alone relax... how was i ever going to enjoy life at all!? Thank you grandma for having me every summer for 4years! and Thank you Uncle dale for giving me another secect to enjoying life in the Moment! Love and miss you both and I'm sorry even with the best life lesson's so early... i'm still FAILING..... Love Luke