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Suzie Guy

Suzie Guy
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Suzie Guy

December 3, 2017

Service Details

There will be a visitation on Thursday, December 28th from 6:00-8:00 pm. A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, December 29th at 11:00 am with a luncheon following the service. Both services will be at the Three Rivers Presbyterian Church, 320 N Main St, Three Rivers, MI 49093.


In honor of Suzie, we invite everyone to wear bright colors to celebrate how vibrant she was and how she lived each day with joy.                 


Obituary Notice


Suzie McDermott Guy, age 80, of Three Rivers went to be with the Lord on Sunday morning December 3, 2017 at Bowman Place.  She was born in Hays, KS on November 8, 1937, the daughter of Dr. Alza and Gladys (Ramsthel) McDermott.

Suzie graduated from North Hollywood High School and then UCLA with her Bachelor’s degree. Soon after her college graduation she married Duke Guy. Ten years later they moved from Hacienda Heights, California to Three Rivers, Michigan. Suzie received her Master’s degree from WMU in Elementary Education. She taught for a total of 29 years, a majority of the time in Three Rivers.

She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church, Three Rivers Women’s Club, Red Hat Society, and a couple of bridge clubs. If you couldn’t catch her at home she was volunteering at the hospital, teaching adults to read, taking a pottery class, painting, reading, playing tennis, or exercising at HealthTrac. She was often visiting with family and good friends, playing cards or Mah Jongg, or traveling to Mexico, Germany, Norway, Turkey and any other exotic and far flung location she could explore.  During the summer months she was pontooning or zooming around Pleasant Lake on her jet ski!

She was preceded in passing by her parents, her husband of forty one years, Duke Guy, and sisters, Bonnie Grey and Bette McDermott.  Suzie leaves to cherish her memory: son, Robert “Bob” (Andrea ) Guy of Three Rivers; daughter, Mary Guy Meyer and Fiancé Jeff Maupin of Lee’s Summit MO; daughter Heimke (Stefan) Boeger of Germany; grandchildren, Marley and Olivia Guy, Sydney and Garrett Meyer; nieces, Susan, Jo, Carol, and Jerilyn; nephew, Greg; and her beloved cat, Mr. Boots.

We can have peace in our hearts knowing that Suzie lived her life with compassion, courage, faith, and  SO MUCH laughter! She is with God and has been reunited with the man who made her heart skip a beat since they were in high school.




Memorial donations may be directed to Three Rivers Presbyterian Church or the American Cancer Society.  Envelopes will be available at the church or at Hohner Funeral Home.                                                                                 

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4 comments on article "Suzie Guy"

angie abel

one of my favorite hoppin school teachers even if she taught half days love and prayers tothe family

Kris Ayers

When I think of Suzie, her wide smile, hearty laugh, and endless energy come to mind. I had the pleasure of working with her in school and church. She was also one of the original "black sheep," a group several of us found ourselves a part of. Suzi was one of a kind and certainly lived her life to the fullest, a great example for all of us.

Kris and Art Ayers

Dan Ryan

I had the privilege of working with Susie at Andrews Elementary. She touched the lives of countless numbers of students and colleagues so very fortunate to know her, and she will be always be fondly and lovingly remembered.

Phyllis E Lehman-Ward

Rest in peace dear Suzi, you will always be in so many hearts. The days at Andrews Elementary with you were an adventure I shall never forget. You leave a wonderful family to carry on.

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