Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
March 9, 2012 11:52 am EST


BRUSH PRAIRIE, Wash. — Leta Anne (Odenbaugh) Gutman was the second child of Arch and Mae Odenbaugh. She was born in Preston Mo., on Aug. 5, 1922, and passed away in Brush Prairie, Wash., on Feb. 4, 2012.

She graduated from Preston High School in 1940, and attended Drahon’s Business College and Denver University. She married Morris Gutman in Springfield, Mo., in 1945. The marriage lasted 66 years until her passing.

She was a homemaker and an assistant to her teacher husband. They had four children. Her hobbies included scrapbooking, piano playing, languages and travel. She traveled in Europe seven times. On two of her trips, she guided a small group of ladies. She was a faithful member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church at Oak Grove Heights in Rogersville, Mo., for many years, and at Hockinson Heights Seventh-day Adventist Church for almost five years. In 2007, Anne and Morris moved to Battle Ground, Wash., to be near their two sons.

She leaves to mourn her husband, Morris Gutman of Battle Ground, Wash.; one sister, Myrtle Erickson of Warrensburg, Mo.; and four children, Patricia Anne Morda of Loma Linda, Calif., Larry Gutman and Mark Gutman of Battle Ground, Wash., and Mary Lou Gutman of Florence, S.C.; seven grandchildren; and a host of friends.

Submitted by Morris Gutman.

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