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Fred Elray Guptill

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Fred Elray Guptill

Fred passed away peacefully at home on December 5, 2013. Fred was born on July 14, 1930 in Seattle, as an only child of Fred Linden Guptill and Mildred Louise Carpenter Guptill.

He was raised in Seattle graduating from Lincoln High School and the University of Washington with a Masters degree. Did a stint in the Navy and spent his career as a teacher and librarian for Seattle Public Schools. Fred married his sweetheart, Barbara in 1955, and had no children. He enjoyed traveling, history, art, playing bridge and chess, John Wayne, and was a lover of all things related to books.

Fred was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 47 years Barbara, and is survived by his cousins, Joy Guptill of Port Townsend, Fred and Marilyn Carpenter McElroy of Edmonds, Ray and Judy Corwin of Lynnwood, Peter and Jeanette Corwin of Centralia, Bessie Corwin, and a number of additional cousins. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews of Barbara; along with many long time friends.

Interment will be at Evergreen Washelli at 11am on December 21st.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests remembrances be made to: Western Washington, North Tower, 100 W Harrison Street, N200, Seattle, WA 98119 alz.org/alzwa, the Leukemia Society's Washington Chapter, 123 NW 36th St #100, Seattle, WA 98107 [email protected], or the Seattle Public Library Foundation 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104 foundation.spl.org.
Published in The Seattle Times from Dec. 18 to Dec. 19, 2013
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