Funeral Mass of Christian burial was celebrated for Michael William Guth, 56, on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at St. Rose Catholic Church in Torrington, Wyo., with Rev. Father Ray Moss officiating. Burial followed in the Valley View Cemetery.
Michael died suddenly Dec. 26, 2012, at his home in Pinedale, Wyo. Those who wish may direct memorial contributions in his honor to the Junior Golf Program at Cottonwood Country Club in Torrington. Friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.colyerfuneralhome.com.
Michael was born on March 5, 1956, in Torrington, Wyo., the son of Bill and Sally (Wray) Guth. He grew up and received his education, graduating from Torrington High School in 1974. He went on to attend EWC and the University of Wyoming. He married Valeri
Jacobs in 1981 and the couple later divorced.
Michael then went to work in the chemical industry in Casper, Wyo., and Fort Morgan, Col., and Louisiana and California. He was also self-employed in the carpet business in Fort Collins, Col., for several years. Michael went to work for Champion Technologies in Pinedale, Wyo., in 2012.
Mike enjoyed fishing, hunting, and catching up with family and old friends. He especially loved to play golf.
He is survived by his son Landon Guth of Fort Collins, Col.; his parents Bill and Sally Guth of Torrington; sister Susan (Gary) Schwindt of Torrington; two brothers Joe (Gaylene) Guth of Torrington and Jeffrey Guth of Long Beach, Calif.; his longtime companion Maureen Merritt of Alliance, Neb.; nephews Patrick and Brett Guth of Torrington; two uncles Michael (Laura) Wray of Fremont, Neb., and Patrick (Katie) Wray of Omaha, Neb.; and two aunts Rosemary (Dale) Wilhelm of Iowa City, Iowa, and Jackie Perry of Buffalo, Wyo. He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
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