John Day, Oregon
Mary Anna Guilliams, 88, of John Day, died July 6, 2001 at John Day.
The rosary will be said Thursday at 7 p.m. at Driskill Chapel in John Day. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in John Day. Interment will be at Canyon City Cemetery.
Mrs. Guilliams was born June 3, 1913, in John Day, to Joseph A. Pereira and Mary Amanda Potter.
She graduated from John Day High School in 1931 and was a housewife. She worked at odd jobs such as taking in laundry and cleaning houses.
She married Jack G. Guilliams on Aug. 20, 1935, in Payette, Idaho. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America and was a Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader for 11 years. She loved to crochet, do embroidery and work crossword puzzles.
She is survived by her son, Lewis Guilliams of John Day; a daughter, Norma Upmeyer of Baker City; four sisters-in-law, Sybil Pereira of The Dalles, Louise Pereira of John Day, Bea Carlson of Boise, and Laura Guilliams of Salem; nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; one daughter, four brothers; one sister; and one great-grandson.
Contributions in Mrs. Guilliams’ memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice or to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in care of Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon, John Day, Ore., 97845.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 13, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor