Guthrie O'Donnell

January 17, 1928May 14, 2018

Guthrie O'Donnell, 90, passed away on May 14, 2018. He was born at home in Fairland to Tom O’Donnell and Lucile Guthrie O’Donnell on January 17, 1928.

He was in the graduating class of 1945 of Burnet High school where he played football and basketball.

He was an Army veteran of World War II 1946-47, and graduated from Southwestern University in 1950 with a BA in business. He met and married Jane Gillean in 1952. Guthrie retired from the Texas State Highway Department after 32 years. He and Jane had a passion for bridge and luck was so often in his favor. He loved hunting and carpentry, he raised cattle, horses and goats. He had many skills and could make or fix just about anything.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings Tom O’Donnell Jr., Pat O’Donnell, Doris Ann Fariss, Eleanor Leifeste, Dick O’Donnell and Mike O’Donnell. He is survived by his wife Jane, married 66 years, daughters Mary Patricia Allen, Cindy O'Donnell White, and Lisa Schraub (DL), grandchildren Ali Llewellyn, Carli Llewellyn Weissenborn (John), Jamie Allen Fagan (Chris), Jacqui Allen, Jay Guthrie Repka, Kendall McQuien (John) and Kasey Lira and 3 great granddaughters, Eva, Phoenix, and Indie. His love was returned by his family and friends.

Visitation at Clements-Wilcox Marble Falls 5:00-7:00 pm Friday, May 18. Graveside service at Post Mountain Cemetery at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 19.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Marble Falls Senior Activity Center, 618 Ave L., Marble Falls, TX 78654.


  • Marble Falls Senior Activity Center


  • Visitation Friday, May 18, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, May 19, 2018

Guthrie O'Donnell

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May 18, 2018

On February 2, 1999 I entered into a contract as buyer on behalf of the Unity Church of the Hills to purchase a 14.6 ac. goat farm from Godfrey and Jane O'Donnell. Godfrey was the epitome of a gentlemanly, Texan rancher. Several years later after considerable volunteer planning, designing and physical labor the congregation moved into its newly constructed facility at 9905 Anderson Mill Rd. It is readily recognizable by the Arch which measures 100' from base to base and greets truth seekers from all over the globe. Our church community is now several thousand strong and most appreciative to SPIRIT and Godfrey O'Donnell (initials GOD) for our unbelievable 250 tree campus.

with loving and grateful thoughts,

Bob Heinrichs