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Ha Thi Nguyen Guthrie

Posted By Hall-Wynne On February 1, 2014 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

Ha Thi Nguyen Guthrie, 66, of Durham lost her very brave year-long battle with gastric and breast cancer on February 1, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Vietnam on March 12, 1947. During the war, she met her husband, William Guthrie, an American soldier, while she was working as a secretary for the US Army. She moved to Durham, NC in 1972 and worked tirelessly to bring her entire family, consisting of her parents and 8 siblings and their families, to the US. Ha worked at Duke University as a computer programmer for many years before opening her own restaurant, Kim Son Vietnamese, in 1995.

Surviving are: her husband of 41 years, William Guthrie; three daughters, Julie Vu and husband, Jack of Raleigh, Christine Martimbeau and husband, Elliott of Charlotte, Catherine Penilla and husband, John of Raleigh; seven grandchildren, Tony, Timothy, Tyler, Dylan, Will, Ian and Olivia; two brothers, Han Quang Nguyen and Han Quang Nguyen and five sisters, Houng Thien, Hang Minh Nguyen, Houng Nguyen, Dang Kieu Nguyen and Diep Van Huynh.

The family will be present 6-8 p.m. Friday at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, 1113 West Main St., Durham, where a Rosary Service will precede visitation at 5 p.m. Funeral Services will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday at The Chapel of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Father Timothy Sick will preside. Burial will follow at St. Matthew’s Cemetery in Durham. Donations may be made to Charity of Retirement Saigon, Vietnam. Online condolences may be shared at www.hallwynne.com. See Obituaries

Condolences for the family of “Ha Thi Nguyen Guthrie”

Condolence from Rev. Thanh Nguyen on February 6th, 2014 12:00 am

Dear Bill and family,

I would like to express my condolences and a promise of prayers to you and your family on the loss of your wife, Ha Guthrie.
May her soul rest in the peace of the Risen Christ.
God bless,
Father Thanh

Condolence from Douglas Barrett on February 6th, 2014 12:00 am

I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult times.

Condolence from Huy Do on February 6th, 2014 12:00 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
May God watch over your family during your time of need. With our sincere sympathy.

Condolence from Dianne Caulder on February 6th, 2014 12:00 am

Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother.

Condolence from Son Chu on February 7th, 2014 12:00 am

My deepest condolences for your family’s loss.

Condolence from JoAnna Johnson on February 7th, 2014 12:00 am

What an amazing and beautiful woman, and she raised amazing beautiful daughters as well! Rest in peace Mrs Guthrie.

Condolence from Ashley Cornelius on February 7th, 2014 12:00 am

Mrs. Guthrie was a remarkable woman with a very kind heart. She will be missed greatly. Christine, my prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Condolence from Katoya Wallace on February 7th, 2014 12:00 am

My thoughts and prayers are with you Catherine and family.

Condolence from Deb McClellan on February 7th, 2014 12:00 am

We are so sorry for the loss of your Mom. Our prayers and love are with all of you.
The McClellans

Condolence from Susan Longiotti on February 7th, 2014 12:00 am

Catherine and John, I’m so sorry about the loss of your Mom. Time will bring about some cherished memories. Love you. Susan

Condolence from Jimmy Hinton on February 8th, 2014 12:00 am

William and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. My wife died 5 years ago and I know how hard this time is going to be. I will be praying for your family.

Condolence from louella venable on February 8th, 2014 12:00 am

Julie & Jack;
our deepest sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your dear mother your family is in our prayers

Condolence from schkeither sidberry on February 8th, 2014 12:00 am

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and your family.

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