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Guinevere H. (Doyle) Collier

December 31, 1923 — July 2, 2022

West Lafayette

Guinevere H. Doyle Collier passed away July 2nd in Lafayette Indiana at the age of 98.   Guin was born on December 31st, 1923 in Evansville Indiana where she graduated from Bosse High School.  She attended IU Bloomington for two and a half years, before joining the Army during WWII.  Guin served with the 59th WAC unit from 1944-1946 advising our returning soldiers on educational and vocational opportunities.  Guinevere loved her country deeply, and was an avid reader of American History. 

Guin was the mother of four children -- Dorothy, Paul, Mark and Julie, grandmother to six -- Kylin, Rachael, Kasey, Madeline, Mark Curtis and Leonora, and great-grandmother to two, Brody and Grayson.  She loved doing crafts and hobbies with her Hoosier granddaughters, making life-long memories with them.

Guinevere lived in several states including Illinois, Virginia, Colorado, Wyoming, Louisiana, and Florida, before moving to Indianapolis in 1973.  She retired from the Small Business Administration in 1988, and moved back home to Evansville where she pursued many interests.  She was active in the local Republican Women’s group, took computer classes, studied Greek, and learned about stocks in a women’s investors group.  She provided daycare for a very special family, Dan and Alice Williams and their daughters Amanda and Sarah, before finally retiring for good.

Guin fulfilled a life-long dream when she traveled with a tour group to Greece one summer, and Italy the next.  She ‘owned’ a series of rescued calico cats (Sudsy, Feezie, Callie, and Chloe) over the years, and loved all animals.  She donated to several animal welfare and rescue groups, and always had multiple calendars from them on display. Guinevere attended the Washington Avenue Church of Christ in Evansville, and participated in Bible study with her friends there.  Her faith in God and love of Jesus shone throughout her life.

Guinevere was a kind, strong, funny, compassionate, and positive person.  She is missed by family and friends alike.  Guin will be laid to rest in Oak Hill cemetery in her hometown of Evansville.   A celebration of life for family and friends is planned for the fall.  In leu of flowers, you may choose to donate to the World Wildlife Federation, the ASPCA or the Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue.

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