D. Mariea Guthrie
- Funeral Date: 5/20/17
- Funeral Time: 10:30 AM
- Date of Birth: 6/17/30
- Date of Death: 4/16/17
- Funeral Location: Skinner Memorial Chapel on Carleton Campus
D Mariea Guthrie (née Budnovitch) passed away peacefully at Cerenity Senior Care on April 16, 2017 in St Paul, MN at the age of 86, after an extended encounter with dementia.
Mariea is survived by her daughters, “The Guthrie Girls”, Pamela Guthrie of St Paul, Lisa Guthrie of Minneapolis, Victoria (Charles) Jones of Minneapolis and Alison Guthrie of Minneapolis; two darling sisters, Ann S. Walima of Rockport, Massachusetts and Patricia E. Sundik of Portland, Maine. Finally, her four grandchildren Calder Guthrie of Seattle, Washington, Mikala Love of Los Angeles, California, Logan and Mac Jones of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mariea was preceded in death by her parents, her brother William Budnovitch of Kansas City, Kansas, her infant sister Mary Alice, and her magical grandson Gabriel Ferguson.
Mariea was born on June 17th, 1930 in Highland Park, Michigan to William and Anna Budnovitch. She attended Rhode Island School of Design in 1951. She married Peter M. Guthrie in 1954, they were married for 25 years. After moving to Northfield in 1960, Mariea began working for Bierman’s Furniture as an interior designer and teaching art classes at The Arts Guild. Several years later she began her amazing 40-year career at Carleton College where she devoted her time, talent, and love of creating long lasting interior designs, which preserved the historical beauty of Carleton’s building and furnishings.
Mariea lived a life of love, giving of herself unconditionally to family, friends, Carleton College, the Northfield community and to all animals. She was involved with the Raptor Society, International Crane Federation and she helped to start the local humane society. She loved travel and adventure, spending time in Greece, Scotland, working as an inspector for the Humane Society and even trying flying lessons.
A Memorial is scheduled for May 20th, 10:30 am at Skinner Memorial Chapel, with a reception to follow at Great Hall. All whose lives were touched by Mariea, are welcome to attend and celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Prairie’s Edge Humane Society at 680 Professional Drive, Northfield, MN. Condolences can be sent to biermanfuneralhome.com/ 2017/04/16/d-mariea-guthrie. The family would like to thank the caregivers at Cerenity Senior Care in St Paul for their love and kindness and also the hospice workers who gave Mariea and her children support and care. Arrangements by Bierman Funeral Home.