Edward Lee Guptill
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BUTTE Edward Lee Guptill, 65, of Butte, took his life Thursday, Nov. 15, at home in Butte.
At his request, cremation has taken place and his ashes will be scattered at sea.
He was born April 5, 1947 in Great Falls to Edward and Dorothy (Vinning) Guptill and attended local schools and graduated from Great Falls High. Edward joined the United States Navy immediately after high school and served over 20 years. He retired as a commissioned officer and a Vietnam veteran. Ed lived in Butte for the past three years and lovingly cared for his surviving mother, Dorothy Frank.
He was passionate about golf and all sports. He will be missed.
Edward is survived by his mother Dorothy Frank; daughter Madeline Joy (Eric) Guerra; his grandchildren Rachael, Steven and Ethan, brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert (Joan) Guptill of Fla., Jerry (Heidi) Guptill of Kennewick, Wash., Terry (Linda) Guptill of Ariz. and Danny (Mary) Guptill of Va.; and his good friend Sherry.
Published in Great Falls Tribune on Nov. 19, 2012