Lillian Lavere Vines

January 5, 1918March 9, 2014

Lillian Vines went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at her residence, at the age of 96. Lillian was born January 5, 1918 in San Angelo, Texas to Charles Meek and Belva Stewart Meek. She graduated from San Angelo High School in 1936 and was a lifetime resident of San Angelo. She was a member of Northside Church of Christ. On April 16, 1938, she married Gordon Lee Guttery. They were married for seven years until his death on March 9, 1945 at the first crossing of the Rhine River in World War II. Two sons were born to this union; Neal Gordon Guttery and David Lee Guttery. After Gordon's passing, Lillian married Elgin Vines on February 7, 1948. They celebrated the birth of a daughter, Lisa, in 1957. They were married for 55 years before his death on December 24, 2001. Lillian was a homemaker and was devoted to loving and caring for her family. She was an avid reader and loved to cook and provide special meals for her family. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. In addition to Gordon Guttery and Elgin Vines, Lillian was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Neal Guttery; her daughter-in-law, Wanda Guttery; her brothers, Darwin Meek, Charles Meek, and Ray Meek; and many dear friends. Lillian is survived by her son, David Guttery; her daughter Lisa Bibb and her husband Jackson all of San Angelo; special grandchildren, Joe Guttery of San Angelo and Melissa Jones and husband Hunter, of Midland and precious great-granddaughter, Landrie Grace Jones. Her family would like to thank the caring staff of Visiting Angels and Odyssey Hospice. Memorial contributions may be made to Meals for the Elderly. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Fairmount Cemetery under the direction of Johnson's Funeral Home.


  • Graveside Service Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Lillian Lavere Vines

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Mary Ann Sanchez

March 12, 2014

I was sad to hear about your mom's passing. I enjoyed sitting with her,,and loved hearing about how much she love her kids and granddaughter and husband and her precious great grandbaby,,we shared a lot of good talks and hugs. My prayer are with each and everyone of you.,,Love Mary Ann with visiting angels. God Bless you .

Wayne McNeal

March 11, 2014

David I sure remember your mother when I use to come down an play with you and Neal. So sorry, wished I could have been there. Wayne

Katina Emert

March 11, 2014

So truly sorry to hear about your grandmother! My thoughts and prayers are with you and David. May God give you comfort in knowing she is now resting in His arms and that you have another Angel watching over you!