Callahan-Edfast Mortuary & Crematory

2515 Patterson Rd., Grand Junction, CO


Lydia T. Guthrie

December 21, 1941May 19, 2020

Lydia Thomas Guthrie passed away peacefully in her home in Grand Junction Colorado on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Surrounded by family and with her husband by her side, she gave way to this life, after a long but valiant fight with cancer. Lydia was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, to Roy L. (deceased) and Maggie L. Thomas. She grew up and attended Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte and went on to college at Chowan College in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Around 1958 she moved to Colorado with her parents and younger brother, Louis of Anderson, SC. Lydia had two sons, Darren Ficklin (Barbara) of Las Vegas and Scott Ficklin of Grand Junction. During her life she had many jobs, but most notably was her time at the Department of Energy site, where she met her beloved husband, Tommy E Guthrie. They shared 31 loving years of marriage. Lydia loved God fiercely and also enjoyed horses, gardening, and spending time at their cabin. She was a longtime member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Clifton Colorado. She was involved heavily in the community and donated countless hours of selfless service. Lydia leaves behind four grandchildren, Kasey, Jack, and Carrigan of Las Vegas and Ryan of Grand Junction, and many, many other family and friends. She will be greatly missed. Private services are planned at the Veteran’s Memorial Park in Grand Junction. In lieu of flowers, donations would be much appreciated for the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Clifton, Colorado.


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Lydia T. Guthrie

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Frank McKinney

May 20, 2020

Tom, Darren, Scott, Mogo , Louis & Gail:
Kathy and I send our deepest condolences for the earthly loss of such a wonder wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. Lydia was such a special gift from God with a spirit of compassion, love and generosity. Every time we were in her home she insisted on doing special things just to bless her "guest." Even when her strength was failing she would give unselfishly of herself. We love Lydia and love all of you as well. We know that God will provide you with the strength and peace that is needed in these difficult times. Praying for all of you and sending our love!
Kathy & Frank McKinney


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