Lorene Guthrie Funeral Card


Imer Lorene Guthrie was born 6 Feb 1911 in Dell, Mississippi County, Arkansas. She went by the name of Lorene.

She was the daughter of John Thomas Guthrie and Martha Matilda Morgan.

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Lorene passed away on 13 Nov 1989 in Grants Pass, Josephine County, Oregon. Hawthorne Memorial Gardens in Grants Pass is her final resting place.


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My Great Grandmother: Imer Lorene Guthrie


Imer Lorene Guthrie daughter of John Thomas Guthrie and Martha Matilda Morgan.

My great-grandmother was a sweet lady. I remember her as kind and always busy doing something. Most of my time spent at her house was outdoors in her garden and orchard. Picking cherries was my favorite. She always wore a short house coat with big pockets lined in trim. She had a beagle dock that had a funny bark, at least to my young ears. I treasure the few memories I have of her. She passed away in 1989 when I was thirteen years old.


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Photograph of the Week


Virginia Abrams Kolkow Fall

My late grandmother was born Virginia Abrams, however, her biological father was Elroy “Cotton” Havins. Virginia was born in Long Beach, California, 14 July 1931. Her mother, Imer Lorene Guthrie had married her good friend Lewis Edwin Abrams just months before in order to avoid the disgrace of giving birth out of wedlock.

The date of this picture is 1998. It was taken in Grants Pass, Oregon where Virginia lived most of her life.

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J.R. Lowe