H. WAYNE GUTHRIE
May 17, 1936 - Dec. 21, 2013
Wayne Guthrie passed away on December 21, 2013, of pancreatic cancer.
Wayne was born May 17, 1936, in Becker, Mississippi. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps at age 17, serving for eight years including participation in the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion and former member of the Brawley Elks and Moose Lodges. His career in agriculture lasted 40 years. He started his own business in 1985 and was an entomologist for 25 years.
"Papa Wayne," as he was lovingly called, enjoyed golfing, off-road riding and attending his grandsons' sporting events to give his loyal support.
He is survived by his wife Patricia of Brawley; sons, Scott (Irma) and Michael (Joyce) of El Centro; and daughter Debbie Conde of Kansas; grandchildren, Anthony, Jeremy, Courtney; and great-grandson Landon; siblings, Kenny (Tess) and Freddie of Kerman, CA, and Mary Anne Orozco of Mojave, CA; and many nieces and nephews.