Guthrie Alvarez Arcaro

Published 10:00 pm Friday, August 15, 2014

Guthrie (Gus) Friend Alvarez Arcaro, 84, of Tryon, N.C. passed away August 14, 2014.
She was born in Romney, WV, August 23, 1929 to the late Bill and Elsie Friend. She was the last of her family, reuniting with her brothers William (Bill), Lysle (Jake), and Richard (Dick).
Guthrie worked 40 years in various branches of the Federal government in Washington, DC. She was a member of St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Annapolis, MD.
No one will miss her more than her beloved and best caregivers – daughter Trudy, son-in-law Rusty VanVoorhis and her faithful dog Jack of Tryon, N.C. She is survived by her devoted friend Bernard (Nip) Watson, sister-in-law Bonnie Friend, all of her nephews, nieces and all their angelic children whom she dearly loved.
At Guthrie’s request, she will be interred privately with family in Swanton, MD.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Foothills Humane Society, 928 Little Mountain Rd., Columbus, N.C. 28722.
An on-line guest register may be signed at
McFarland Funeral Chapel
Tryon, NC

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