McGuire, Carolyn Umberger

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Carolyn Umberger McGuire, 85, of Hiwassee, peacefully passed away Friday, May 13, 2016 at LewisGale Hospital in Pulaski. Born June 29, 1930 in Wytheville, she was the daughter of Estle and Agnes Umberger.

After becoming an LPN, Carolyn often worked as an O.R. scrub nurse at Pulaski Hospital and the Wythe County health department. Later, she worked alongside her late husband, Dr. William (Bill) McGuire in his office practice. She shared her husband’s love of Claytor Lake where they eventually built their permanent home. Carolyn was an active member in the Southwestern Virginia Women’s Medical Auxiliary, New River Valley Fine Arts Center and Round Dozen. She was considered by many a woman of great integrity and class. As a member of First United Methodist Church, her greatest service would be her role in the Alter Guild. She was a loving and nurturing mother to her family and especially valued time spent spoiling her grandchildren with lake recreation such as swimming, water skiing and piloting the boat.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her son, Haney Hodges; brothers, Randolph and Bob Umberger; and sister, Rachel Courtney. She is survived by her sister, Josie Sawyers of Wytheville; her sons, Kenny, Tim, Rob and wife, Misty; granddaughters, Abby and Rachel Hodges all of Pulaski; her grandson, Jeb and wife, Sarah Hodges of Bland; her stepdaughter, Jamie (husband, Ed) Kirby of Greenville, N.C.; stepson, Mark (wife, Donna) McGuire of Houston, Texas; her stepgrandchildren, Anna (husband, Ethan) Malykont and Will (wife,Hayden) Kirby. She also had five great grandchildren.

The family would like to express gratitude to Ann Vaught, Marie Lester and Human Touch Home Health for their personal care and attention in the home during recent years.

A celebration of life will be held at First United Methodist Church in Pulaski on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. with services beginning at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church in Wytheville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to First United Methodist Church of Pulaski or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation,

Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.