Pamela "Pam" Jane Guthrie


Pamela "Pam" Jane Guthrie, 73, died peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, at Vanderbilt Medical Hospital in Nashville, Tenn., after a brief illness. She was surrounded by friends and family, who continue to gather from across the country.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Norman C. Guthrie Sr. and Ruth Pace Guthrie. She is survived by her siblings, Norman C. Guthrie Jr., Timothy Dwight Guthrie, Robert Wade Guthrie, Thomas Harding Guthrie, David Paul Guthrie, Mark Pratt Guthrie, and Hope Elaine Bryant; as well as her beloved daughter, Katharine (Katie) Pace Lachenmyer; and Mars, the poodle.

Born in Charlotte, Feb. 1, 1944, Pam lived most of her life in the South but developed lifelong friendships across the U.S., France, and Israel. She held degrees from Pfeiffer College, Tulane University and Middle Tennessee State University. Her occupations and interests were vast, including political activism, radical feminism, running a bookstore, fishing, printing, teaching, social work, daylily farming, painting, mountain climbing, golf, earning her Master's Degrees, being a mother, and loving her poodles.

A celebration of her life was held at Trevecca Towers, 60 Lester Ave., Nashville, TN 37210, in the chapel, Saturday, Feb. 3, at 9 a.m. Her ashes will be spread near the South Toe River in Burnsville at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her honor to Gilda's Club Middle Tennessee, an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community, 1707 Division St., Nashville, TN 37203, 615-329-1124 or at, or to Nashville Habitat for Humanity, 414 Harding Pl., Suite 100, Nashville, TN 37211, 615-254-4663 or at

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