Former Kenai resident Marion Guidry died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at Lafayette General Hospital in Louisiana after a three-year battle with lung cancer. He was 64.
Funeral services were held Jan. 1, 2001, at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Church Point, La. Monsignor Fred Swenson celebrated the funeral mass, and the rosary was recited at the funeral home, led by Rev. Michael Champagne.
Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were his son, Marcus Guidry, Shane Guidry, Kenneth Smith, Lark Hebert, Keith Savoy and Curley Guidry III. Honorary pallbearers were Holden Hare and Joshua Guidry.
Mr. Guidry resided in Kenai and along Kalifornsky Beach Road from 1972 to 1994. He was employed by Marathon Oil and worked on the Dolly Varden platform for 23 years.
When he retired, the family moved back to his hometown of Church Point.
Mr. Guidry was preceded in death by his father, Curley Guidry Sr.; brothers Curley "Doc" Guidry Jr., Floyd Guidry and Marcus Guidry; and sister, Joyce Kron.
He is survived by his mother, Vernice Guidry, of Church Point; his wife of 43 years, Patty Hebert Guidry, of Church Point; daughter and son-in-law, Kateri and Kenneth Smith, of Church Point; sons and daughters-in-law Marcus and Lisa Guidry of Church Point and Paul Shane and Holly Guidry of Seattle, Wash.; sister and brother-in-law, Margie and Gerald "Buddy" Savoy, of Eunice, La.; brother- and sister-in-law, Allen and Martha Hebert, of Church Point; grandchildren Brandi Jo Guidry, Joshua Shane Guidry and Michelle Marie Guidry.
Arrangements were made by the Guidry Funeral Home Inc.
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