Michael T. McGuire passed away September 21, 2013 in Houston, Texas. Born in Waukegan, Illinois March 26, 1943 to William E. and Betty McGuire during WWII, he spent all of his early years in Texarkana, Arkansas. Mike was a loving father, husband, son, brother and friend of Bill W.,who passionately served others, his country and dearly loved God.
Following four years of service in the United States Army, Mike completed his B.S. degree in business administration from Henderson State College and commenced a successful 40 year professional career in employee benefit consulting in his adopted state of Texas.
Mike is predeceased by his parents William E. and Betty McGuire and his wife Kathryn Killebrew McGuire. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Karen Woolpert McGuire, sister Sissy and brother-in-law Mac McAllister, brother-in-law David Woolpert, daughter Kelly Ann McGuire, daughter Jill Girouard Young, daughter Amy Elizabeth and son-in-law Paul Knutsen, daughter Kim Denise Girouard, and son John William (Jay) and daughter-in-law Anna McGuire, and eight grandchildren.
Mike's cremated remains, along with those of his devoted wife, Karen, and their loyal four legged companions, Veronica and Murphy, will ultimately be reunited and scattered at a future private family service.
You are welcome to join the family in a celebration of Mike's life at Baba Yega Restaurant, 2607 Grant St., Houston, TX 77006 on October 4, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to Love and Tolerance, 448 W. 19th St., Box #549, Houston, TX 77008, or the
Published in Houston Chronicle on Sept. 29, 2013