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Cecille G. Guth

September 16, 1925 — August 9, 2022

Portland, Oregon

Cecille G. Guth

Cecille was born September 16, 1925, in Detroit, Michigan, to parents Cecil and Gertrude Johnston.    It was a common practice at the time for Canadians to move to the Detroit area so the kids would have dual citizenship.  She spent her entire childhood outside London, Ontario, Canada, about 90 miles northeast of Detroit.

She had 4 sisters and 1 brother named Art, Irene (also called Sue), Margie, Pat and Joyce, all of whom predeceased Cecille.

Cecille & Irene toured with Gene Autry’s band in 1942.  They were called “Sioux City Sue and Sis”.  This is how Irene came to be called Sue.  Cecille played guitar and sang with Irene and was self-taught at both.  It was while on the tour that Cecille met her future husband Frank George in San Francisco.

After their wedding, the couple moved to San Leandro, California, where their daughter Francine and their first son Sam were born.  In 1952, the family moved to Eureka where Frank opened a Dental Lab.  Their son Frank, Jr. was born here.  When all the kids were in school, Cecille started working in the dental lab with Frank.

Eventually, when Sam was in 8th grade, the family moved to the Oakdale area, where Frank, Sr. opened another dental lab.  That lab failed very quickly so the family moved back to San Leandro and lived there until 1973 when Frank, Sr. passed away. 

Just before Frank passed away, they both accepted the Lord through the witness of a Christian neighbor who visited them in the hospital.  After Frank, Sr. passed away, Cecille was living and working in the Hayward area where she was the office manager at a dental practice.  Cecille continued to attend Bethel Temple Assembly of God after Frank’s passing.

It was at Bethel Temple where she met Richard Guth.  They were married in 1975, and they lived in Richard’s house in Castro Valley for some years.

After Richard retired from working as a diesel truck mechanic, he and Cecille moved to Manteca, California, where they lived for several years.  Cecille worked for Walmart as a greeter while they lived here.  It was during this time that Cecille’s daughter, Francine, lost her battle with cancer and passed away. 

In 2001, Richard and Cecille moved up to Rocklin, California, to be near JD & Lois Brown and Gary & Janet Spencer, Richard’s daughters.  Shortly after this move, Cecille’s son, Frank, passed away in Manteca. 

Cecille and Richard attended Bayside Adventure Church where they were very active in the Seniors Group and the Church’s Greeting Ministry.  Cecille continued to live in their Rocklin home after Richard passed away in 2013.  Cecille continued to attend Bayside Adventure until she moved up to Portland in 2019 to be near her son Sam and his wife Janice and their daughters Katy and Addie and to move into an Independent Living facility that was quite nice.

It was in Portland that she passed away as a result of complications from a fall she suffered in her apartment.  She went to be with her Lord on August 9, 2022.

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Past Services

Funeral Service

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

10:00 - 11:30 am (Pacific time)

Heritage Oaks Memorial Chapel

6920 Destiny Dr,, Rocklin, CA 95677

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

1:15 - 1:45 pm (Pacific time)

Sacramento Valley National Cemetery

5810 Midway Road, Dixon, CA 95620

Please arrive at the cemetery no later than 12:45 PM. The procession to the pavilion will leave promptly at 12:45.

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