Evelyn Katherine Guthrie, 78, died Feb. 16, 2021, in Metlakatla.
She was born on March 25, 1942, in Metlakatla, and was a lifelong resident of the Metlakatla Indian Community.
She attended Mt. Edgecumbe High School in her teens, and then earned her GED the same year that her oldest son, Glenn “Butch” Guthrie, graduated in 1978.
She married Glenn Josiah Guthrie on Aug. 8, 1959, at the Metlakatla Presbyterian Church.
“Evelyn (Mom-Gram) was a homemaker,” her family writes. “She loved preparing traditional Native foods such as smoked salmon, Ky’woks and other traditionally prepared Native foods.”
Mrs. Guthrie also baked wedding and birthday cakes for a number of years, and had a number of returning clients. When she retired from doing cake orders, she gave her decorating supplies to two of her nieces to carry on the tradition, and was “so proud of her nieces, Jennifer and Patsy, for taking over,” her family writes.
“Our mother loved her family, and was always willing to host holiday dinners and the house was filled with standing room only at times,” her family writes. “She will be missed at our dinner tables and our kitchen.”
Mrs. Guthrie was preceded in death by her father, George Dundas Sr.; mother, Dorothy Gordon Dundas; aunts, Bessie Sanstol, and Jessie; and uncle, Alfred Gordon.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Glenn J. Guthrie of Metlakatla; sons, Glenn E. Guthrie of Ketchikan and Kenneth Guthrie; daughters, Dorothy Gregorioff, Rebecca Hovland and Edna Claire Guthrie, all of Metlakatla; grandchildren, Stephanie Dunne, Shaun Olin, Brooke Dundas, Caleb Jametski, Benjamin Jametski and Leah Copeland; great-grandchildren, Tristan and Katherine Olin, Quentin Baker, Aarilyn Copeland, Declin Turley and Hadley May Durgan; brothers and sisters-in-law, George Jr. and Lena Dundas, Charles and Elena Dundas, and Lenard and Sharon Dundas; and many nieces and nephews.
A going home celebration will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, at the William Duncan Memorial Church, officiated by pastors Craig White and Glenn Bergtold. A graveside ceremony will follow.