Memorial fund for homicide victim Greggette Guy aims to honor her at park
Greggette Guy lost her life in West Seattle on March 11 after parking her car at Me-Kwa-Mooks Park on Beach Drive S.W. Her body was discovered floating in the Sound the next day and police are investigating her death as a homicide.
Guy’s life was celebrated during services on March 24 and the Edline & Yahn Covington Funeral Chapel posted her obituary and memorial fund information:
Born November 6, 1960 in Denver, Colorado, Greggette's family moved to the Seattle, WA area when she was 5. As a child, she lived in Burien, West Seattle, Renton and other local cities. Greggette was a member of the first graduating class of Liberty High School in the Issaquah School District in 1979 while living in the Renton area.
She met her husband, Dwight Guy in the summer of 1979, while working at K-Mart on N 130th St and Aurora Ave N. They were wed on September 19, 1981 and made their first home in the Lake City neighborhood of Seattle.
In 1984, Greggette and Dwight moved to Belleville, IL when Dwight joined the U.S. Air Force. After a year, they moved to Omaha, NE, where Greggette worked as a Financial Counselor for First Federal Lincoln Savings and Loan. In 1988, the Guy’s separated from the Air Force and returned to the Seattle area, for a short time. In the spring of 1989, they moved to Southern California where both Greggette and Dwight worked at Aerojet Electronic Systems Division in Azusa, CA near Pasadena, CA. While living in Azusa, their only child, Darilyn, was born in February 1991. January 1992, the family returned to the Seattle area to stay.
Greggette attended Highline Community College from 1992 to 1994, where she earned an A.A. Degree. She continued her education at Central Washington University, Burien Campus, where she earned a B.S. Degree in Accounting in 1997. In December of 1997, Greggette started working at Pacific AeroTech as an accountant and continued working there until her death.
When Darilyn joined the Girl Scouts in 1999, Greggette became a volunteer with her troop. This returned Greggette to the Girl Scout organization she had belonged to as a child. She later led her own troop with Darilyn as a member. Later, she supported Darilyn and volunteered with another troop. Greggette continued to volunteer with the Girl Scouts until Darilyn’s graduation from High School in 2009.
Over the years, Greggette traveled extensively around the U.S. She camped, hiked and did sightseeing at many National Parks, historical sites and other interesting places. Greggette loved nature and its wonders (especially waterfalls, mountains and oceans), along with the history of the U.S.
Her loving husband Dwight and daughter Darilyn will miss her and her many contributions to life. She is also survived by her father, Gregg B. Smith, Sr., two brothers Gregg B. Smith, Jr and Travis W. Smith, and two sisters, Starla K. Wolf and Holly M. Jarvis. Her mother, Geraldine K. (Beach) Jarvis passed away in October 1999.
Memorial Fund information
Please contribute to the Girl Scouts of Western Washington or to the memorial fund that has been established at Bank of America. The fund will be used to erect a memorial, if allowed, at the park where she died and/or to add to the reward for information about her death.
Those wishing to contribute to The Girl Scouts of Western Washington may do so by making a check out to GSWW and put Greggette Guy in the item line. Please send them to the main office: Girl Scouts of Western Washington Seattle Administrative Office, 601 Valley Street, Seattle, WA 98109.
Greggette R. Guy Memorial Fund donation options:
1. Go to any Bank of America and make a deposit in the account with the following details:
Name on Account: Dwight K. Guy
Account Number: 138100402807
2. For existing PayPal users, please use the Send Money tab on your PayPal page to send a personal gift to firstname.lastname@example.org. This will avoid any fees.
3. For those without an existing PayPal account and wishing to donate electronically, please click on the donate button (at the memorial fund website found here).