Marianne Gutteridge
1927 - 2019
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Marianne Gutteridge

Marianne Gutteridge, 91, passed away on March 30th, 2019, at Swedish Hospital in Edmonds, WA. The daughter of John Harold Brown and Anna Elvera (Vera) Backstrom Brown, Marianne was born on the 5th of December, 1927, in Spokane, WA. Marianne was very active as a teacher of the deaf, the Jet Set senior activities group, the Shoreline Arts Council, a writer's group, and volunteering at senior centers. She was also an accomplished pianist and author of two books, "Still Water Runs Deep" and "Crossed Fingers". She loved reading, gardening and weaving. Marianne worked with her husband, Gordon, as principal singer, choreographer, and in other roles leading the Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society to earn local and regional recognition between the 1960s and 1990s, with the company invited to the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival held in Buxton, England, in 1996. Marianne is survived by three children including Pamela Luft (Drew Tiene), and Douglas (Deidre) Luft. She is also survived by her sister, Virginia "Ginger" Brewer, 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. The Celebration of Life Ceremony is scheduled for June 8th. For further information please contact Deidre at dmluft@comcast.net or 425-823-5882. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society.

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Published in The Seattle Times on May 5, 2019.
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August 4, 2019
Mrs. Gutteridge was my high school instructor in 1974 - 1977. She instilled in me to do well with my English. She and I co-founded the high school newsletter called the "Hearing Impaired Club". It was so much fun. She has always been on my mind. I'm sorry she passed away. I wished I had seen her so I could have thanked her for being an influence. She will be sorely missed.
~ Jodene Anicello
May 20, 2019
It is with sadness that Dick and I heard of Marianne's passing. We hadn't seen her smiling face walking by our house for some time now. She always stopped and talked with me while I was out in the yard gardening. She was such an interesting and encouraging woman.
Please accept our sympathies and condolences. Our hearts to out to her family.
Ann and Dick Compton
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