Lorna Jetty (Hall) Guthrie

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Lorna Jetty (Hall) Guthrie passed away on August 6, 2018 in Scottsdale, Arizona. A graveside gathering of family and friends will be held at 9:00 a.m., on Friday, August 31, 2018 at Mountain View Cemetery in Mountain Home.

Lorna was born on September 25, 1928, in Raymond, Idaho, the fifth of eight children of George and Estella Hall. She graduated from Mountain Home High School in 1947 and worked at many different jobs throughout her life, including the soda and ice cream shop at the construction site of Anderson Dam, as a bookkeeper at Harris Department Store, and in the Elmore County Court House.

She married Robert (Bob) Guthrie on May 7, 1949 in Mtn. Home, and they were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on October 23, 1950. Lorna and Bob had three children but lost their only son in a traffic accident when he was six years old. They raised their two daughters in Mtn. Home. Bob, Lorna, and their children traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico, often flying to destinations in their small airplane.

Lorna retired in 1985 after 20 years as a manager in Non Appropriated Funds at Mtn. Home Air Force Base, and moved to Brigham City, Utah with Bob while he worked for Morton Thiokol Corporation on the boosters for the space shuttle. After Bob retired, they moved back to Mtn. Home. Bob died in 2001, and then Lorna moved to the Phoenix area to be close to her oldest daughter and grandchildren. She was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she held various positions throughout her life. Lorna was a loving mother and a good friend. She was a second mother to many and was a caring listener whenever someone needed her. We miss her every day.

She is survived by daughters Cheri Schnecker of Cave Creek, Arizona and Dejah (Richard) Swingle of Chino Hills, California, grandchildren Jennifer (Kirk) Shatto, James Duff, Evan Rosini, Ripley Swingle, and Kyle Swingle, great-grandchildren Piper Shatto and Duncan Shatto, sister Terry Bays, brother David Hall, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers Lawrence, Rene, Donald, Jerry, and Gene, and by her husband Bob and son Randy.