Cal Francis Guthrie was born April 28th, 1935 in Moore, Oklahoma to Carl “Carlie” and Ruth “Ruthie” (Gordon) Guthrie. He passed away September 4, 2020 at his home in Chandler at the age of 85.
Cal graduated high school in Moore of 1953. He was president of his graduating class. Cal earned a Bachelors of Science from Central State University with a double major in Math and Physics. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1959 receiving his masters and returning to Central (UCO) to teach. He taught at UCO for 41 years and served in the faculty senate.
He proposed to the love of life, Peggy, with the words, “I think I want to marry you!” They were married 3 months later on August 2, 1959. Cal loved to hear a good joke and had a soft spot for baby animals. It wasn’t uncommon to visit him while he bottle fed a baby goat while sitting in his recliner. He always had a listening ear and could be the most supportive with just a wink. That famous wink.
Cal is preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 59 years, Peggy Guthrie. Survivors include the couple’s 3 sons, Gregg Guthrie and wife Nancy of Chandler, Carl Guthrie and wife Rebecca of Noblesville, Indiana, Cory Guthrie and wife Julie of Edmond; 5 grandchildren, Marlee, Carlyn, Morgan, Emylie, and Carter.
A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, September 13, 2020 at the Lehman Funeral Home chapel in Wellston. Arrangements are under the direction of Lehman Funeral Home of Wellston.
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