Katherine Adams Guile passed away at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center on July 4th, 2020 after she suffered a stroke. Happy birthday, America.

We lose a mother, a nurse, a mentor, a mystery lover, and a being made of music. She could play by ear, once picking out Slash’s guitar rift in “Sweet Child of Mine” within a few seconds of hearing it on her acoustic. Kathy was a creator and provider, taking care of her family outside the home and within, beautifying every space in which she inhabited.

Kathy Guile was an incredible woman, an amazing mother, and loving wife. She taught her children by example what quiet strength is, how deep emotions run, and the art in pragmatism. The final attribute is not flowery or romantic, but true, and so needed. She provided support to her husband as he progressed in his military career, and worked with him to keep their family fed. In good times and in bad, Kathy Guile thrived and made sure her family did as well.

She had a tender heart, loving without thought. Indeed, it is the general belief amongst her family that she died of Broken Heart Syndrome, allowing her to follow her best friend and soulmate in death, onward to Eternal Life.

Katherine Adams Guile is survived by her children, who miss her deeply; no words are enough to describe just how much. We love you, mom. You made us strong.

A memorial is planned for Katherine Adams Guile on July 13th, 2020 at 2pm where she will be interred with her husband, Daniel Lee Guile, and their son Joseph David Guile at Utah Veterans Cemetery & Memorial Park, located:

17111 S. 1700 W., Bluffdale, UT 84065

There will be signs to guide visitors to their plot; please be mindful of the current restrictions in place regarding the Covid 19 pandemic.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center at https://rb.gy/29mbiv in Katherine Adams Guile’s honor.


Services Handled By

Nelson Family Mortuary
4780 N University Ave
Provo, UT

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Jul 09, 2020

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We didn’t know Kathy well, but her son Ben is our son in law and she raised him well. He’s kind and gracious and treats our daughter Brooke and her daughter Morgan like a queen and a princess. Ben speaks very highly of his mom and dad. He often wonders how she survived living with all of her rough and tumble boys.

Glen and Mary Bendixen , Sandy, UT, US Dec 01, 2020