Linda Gail Guzman

  • Born: September 30, 1953
  • Died: February 10, 2013
  • Location: Adrian, Michigan

Anderson Funeral Home

3050 W Beecher Rd
Adrian, MI 49221
Tel. (517) 265-3312

Tribute & Message From The Family

Linda Gail Guzman Adrian, Michigan September 30, 1953 - February 10, 2013

Linda Gail Guzman, age 59, of Adrian, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2013, at St. Vincent Mercy Hospital in Toledo, as the result of an unfortunate accident.
She was born September 30, 1953, in Adrian, to Robert Garfield and Lucy Edna (Hurt) Ward. On November 26, 1971, she married Fidel Guzman in Adrian, and he survives. She was currently employed with Siena Heights University as a custodian, where she had worked for 23 years. Linda attended Bethany Assembly of God Church in Adrian. She enjoyed studying Gem Stones, making and buying jewelry. She loved shopping and taking rides with her husband on his motorcycle.
In addition to her husband, Fidel, she is survived by her father, Robert Ward of Adrian; one daughter, Michelle (Richard) Guzman-Merrill of Monroe, MI; one son, Michael Guzman (Lorenna Paniagua) of Adrian, MI; one sister, LaVerne (Victor) Guzman of Tecumseh; and seven grandchildren, Alexandria, Cassandra, Richard IV, and Gideon Merrill, Jacob Guzman, Asael Paniagua, and Hannah Gianfermi; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her mother.
Funeral Services for Linda will be held on Friday, February 15, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Adrian with Reverend Ron Sparks officiating. Burial will take place in Lenawee Hills Memorial Park, Adrian. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. You may send condolences to the family at Memorial contributions may be made to the family of Linda Guzman. Envelopes are available at Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.

On Behalf of Linda Gail Guzman

If she were here to write this herself, hewould have said hank you to everyone that had her and her family in their prayers. Her sole purpose in life was to bring people together and to acknowledge that there is a "loving God" who awaits, all who believe in him, in heaven.

On Behalf of the Guzman Family

With a broken heart I write this. I would like to say thank you to everyone who was at the scene and prayed with me, or was just tere and prayed to themselves. A special thank you to the emergency personnel, Shrriff Department, and Life-Flight for the extra ordinary care they provided for us. Also to everyone who had anything to do with Linda's funeral whether it was prayers, flowers, money, food or just a kind word, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Words cannot express what that has meant to my family. To all her friends and mine, and the people who didn't even know her but still had a prayer for her and her family Thank you and God Bless everyone.


Condolence & Memory Journal


Think of you Linda all the time. Missing you girl! But I feel you are ok. Love you with all my heart!

Posted by Dawn Mccarley - Adrian, MI - friend/co-worker   February 10, 2015


Fidel, Michael and family... Our hearts go out to all of you for such a tragic loss. Hang on to all the memories, keep them close to your hearts... Our deepest condolences and prayers go out to all of you.... with love

Posted by Linda Hooker, Kemi Hooker and Kasi (Hooker) Thomas - Friends   February 16, 2013

So very sorry to hear of Linda's passing. So tragic. My heart goes out to you, Fidel, Laverne, and the whole family. It breaks my heart, for such a sweet lady to be taken from her life on earth. She's resting now, and her memories will live on with you all, forever. No one can ever take them from you. Linda and I played together when we were young girls, and lived in the same neighborhood. Those memories will always be with me. May God bless you and keep you!
Sincerely, Darlene Nieman Morris

Posted by Darlene Nieman Morris - Clayton, MI - childhood friend   February 15, 2013


Fidel I can"t find the right words to say how sorry I'm about your lost. The one thing I do know is that family and friends will help you get threw this tough time. You can also rejoice that she is in a better place with our Dear Lord.Again I'm deeply sorry about lost hang in there Brother, God will help you get threw it.

Posted by Daniel P. aTKINSON - Adrian, MI - Friend of Fidel   February 15, 2013


So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of healing.

The June Family
(MIchelle -Shelly- Gregg June)

Posted by Michelle June - Adrian, MI - Friend of Michelle Guzman-Merril   February 15, 2013

I am so very sorry for your loss, want you to know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers!
Randy and Karen Wilt

Posted by Randy and Karen Wilt    February 15, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss-we were best friends growing up and I will miss her forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless You all.

Posted by Adela Kelley - Adrian, MI - childhood best friend   February 15, 2013

Were Very sorry for your loss. We would like to send our condolences to all of you. Everyone is in our prayers.

Joe & Brenda

Posted by Joe & Brenda Rodriguez - Adrian, MI - Friends   February 14, 2013

Dear Fidel and Mike, I'm so sorry for your loss. It has been awhile since I've seen you both, but I have lots of memories of you both from pool tournaments. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. Kim Johnston

Posted by Kim Johnston - Tecumseh, MI - Friend   February 14, 2013


My thoughts and prayers are with Guzman family. I'm so sorry for your loss. I went to school with Linda. She had a smile for everyone.
Val (Gier) Dietrich

Posted by Vallery Gier Dietrich - New Buffalo, MI - Friend   February 14, 2013

Fidel & family ,so sorry for your loss. Our prayers with you at this time. I am your sister Mary Lou friend. We also go to Bethany assembily of God church, when were in michigan.

Posted by connie Rodriguez - Harlingen, TX - friend   February 14, 2013


We are very sorry for your loss.

Bernie & Andrea Carrico

Posted by Bernie and Andrea Carrico - Adrian, MI   February 14, 2013


Fidel, So Sorry For The Loss Of Your Beloved Wife. May God Give You, Your Children, & Your Grandkids Comfort And Strength Through This Difficult Time In Your Lifes. God Bless You All.

Posted by Cyndi Negrete - Adrian, MI - Friend   February 14, 2013

To my friend Fidel, so sorry to hear about your wife. I just want you to know my thoughts and my prayers are with you. if you remember I to know what it's like to lose a wife. I will be lifting you and your family up in much prayer. I know I don't see you much but I consider you to be a good friend. if you need or want to call Me my number is 517 358 3013.

Posted by Pastor Rick court - Adrian, MI - friend/ co worker   February 14, 2013

So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family at this difficult time.

Posted by stacie watters - adrian, MI   February 14, 2013

On behalf of the Ramos- Casanova families we send our most heartfelt and deepest condolences to the Guzman. We are truly sorry for the loss of your wife, mother beloved loved one. May God be with you all. God Bless.

Posted by Gilbert and Andrea Casanova Sr. - adrian, MI - family aquitances   February 14, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. I remember chatting with Linda during my time at Siena. Mike and I spent time helping kids at McKinley. I was shocked and saddened to read about this in the paper.

Posted by Natalie (Sandusky) Zuvers - Morenci, MI - Acquaintance   February 13, 2013

To the Guzman Family & Friends,
I am very new to the Siena community but my office is located in Sage Union where I had the pleasure of meeting Linda. She greeted me everday with a smile and assisted me in locating other buildings and/or people throughout Siena. I looked forward to seeing her everyday - I can't help but think if she was able to make my life brighter just with a simple smile what did she do for her family and friends - You are truely lucky to have had her but I am so sorry for your loss - She will be missed everyday by so many. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers!

Posted by Kelley Meirllat - Adrian, MI - Co-Worker   February 13, 2013

I knew Linda in High School, she was always so nice to everyone. Linda had the most beautiful smile! In all my memories of her, I remember her with Fidel. What a wonderful couple. I will keep Linda's smile in my memories. My thoughts and prayers go out to Fidel, her children and grandchildren. We have another angel in heaven.

Posted by Nancy Bearer Dangler - Sarasota, FL - High School Friend   February 13, 2013


Linda was a very caring person, real not fake she will be greatly missed

Posted by gloria rink - adrian, MI - co-worker   February 13, 2013

Our hearts are heavy with greif for you and your family as you try to deal with your grief in this difficult time. know that GOD is with you and surrounds you with his love.we continue to pray for your familys healing.

Posted by Robert Allen and Connie Diaz - adrian, MI - friends   February 13, 2013


Im Deeply sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Connie Diaz - adrian, MI - friend   February 13, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with Linda and her family. As a former Siena student, I remember seeing Linda around the campus. She always had a smile and a kind word for all she came in contact with. She will be greatly missed.

Posted by Kate Weaver - Clio, MI   February 12, 2013

Linda was a gracious woman. It was an honor if she called you friend. She was just that beautiful inside and out. She will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with her family.

Posted by Anne Marie Jakubiak - Battle Creek, MI - Her daughter's mother-in-law   February 12, 2013


I am so very sorry for your loss. Your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Darlene Taylor - former coworker of Michelle and   February 12, 2013

Prayers and thoughts for the entire family at this very difficult time. May you rest in Peace Linda.

Posted by Gloria O"Connor Hawley - Adrian, MI   February 12, 2013


Fidal, Mike, and family. I am very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you all. May God wrap his arms around you and guide you as Linda is in his arms of Love and Peace. Praying for your strength.

Posted by Colleen Roberts - Adrian, MI - friend of family   February 12, 2013


Mike and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

Posted by Lennie Jo Hardy and family - Adrian, MI   February 12, 2013

Sorry for your loss may god be with every family member as the rough time come thru may god guide you thru with his power and his understanding god be with you all

Posted by Tammy cartmell - adrian, MI - bethany church family   February 12, 2013

I had the pleasure of seeing Linda every morning for over 7 years. She was a wonderful person and could always see the good in everything. She was a very hard worker who took great pride in her work. My heart aches for her family during their time of loss. I hope knowing what a wonderful person she was helps with your healing. May you rest in peace Linda.

Posted by Sara Johnston - former co-worker   February 12, 2013

Michelle & Rick - my deepest and most heartfelt sympathy to you both and your family. No words can make the hurt any less, but just wanted you to know that you are all in my prayers for the strength to endure this tragic loss to your family.

Posted by Catherine Liedel - Monroe, MI - coworker of Michelle & Rick   February 12, 2013

Michele & Rick - I'm sorry for your family loss. There are probably no words to explain the unexpected event and it is your hearts and memories that will see you thru this transition and make you smile - the joy now is being with each other. thinking of you guys, LA

Posted by Linda Albig    February 12, 2013


You will greatly missed!

Posted by Misty Palmer - Adrian, MI - Friend   February 12, 2013

My condolences to you and your family. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Sheila Santure - Monroe, MI - Worked w/Rick and Michelle   February 12, 2013


I will always Linda's kindness and humor. My sincerest condolences. God Bless you all.

Posted by Tammy Johnson - Lake Orion, MI - Cousin   February 12, 2013


Please know that you are all in my prayers for peace, comfort, and strength. God used Linda to bring a smile to my face every time I saw her. It was my pleasure and privilege to have been a small part of her life. Blessings to you all.

Posted by Joy Garrow - Adrian, MI - Sister in Christ, co-worker   February 12, 2013

I am sorry for your loss. Blessings on your entire family. The entire Siena Heights Family is praying for your family.


Posted by Wiona    February 12, 2013

Dear Linda's family, I had the pleasure of working with Linda for 2 years while our office was in Sage Union. I would see Linda every morning and she instantly brightened my day by her smile and greeting. We shared so many good conversations about family and life. She hugged me when I lost my dog and laughed with me when we had a funny story to share. Linda worked diligently to keep an old building looking its very best. She took care of the building, but more importantly, she also took care of everyone who used the building. She was a wonderful woman and will be missed. Please accept my sincere sympathy for your loss and know that you are in my prayers.

Betsy Brooks
The Graduate College
Siena Heights University

Posted by Betsy Brooks - Adrian, MI - Co-worker   February 12, 2013


Fidel and family, it is my prayer that God will be with each of you and wrap His arms around you and give you the comfort and strength you need during your time of sorrow. Linda was a true friend and I will always remember her as one of the kindest, caring Christian ladies that I have been blessed to have the privelege to meet. The impact that her life made upon the Siena community will continue to live on with so many hearts and lifes that she touched through the years. She always had a smile on her face as she spoke with love and pride about each of you. Every year I looked forward to a Christmas calendar from her with Scripture verses and she once asked if she could take a picture of the following message I have in my office:
"Just think, you're here not by chance, but by God's choosing. His hands formed you and made you the person you are. He compares you to no one else - you are one of a kind. You lack nothing that His grace can't give you. He has allowed you to be here at this time in history to fulfill His special purpose for this generation."
May God Bless in each of your lives. Rick Smith, Custodial Director, Siena Heights University

Posted by Rick Smith - Adrian, MI - Friend and co-worker   February 12, 2013


Fidel and family, with my heartfelt sympathy, please know my heart is burdened by the loss of my dear friend, Linda. There are no words to express the sorrow that the Siena community is experiencing right now. She was a wonderful worker, really went above and beyond to help everyone she could, and was truly loved by all. She worked in our building, took so much pride in all that she did, and I only hope she knew how much we really appreciated all that she did for us. She was meticulous about her work and we will always remembering her taking the time to polish the brass in our building so that our old building would still look its best. As of late, she was preparing an office space for me, wanting to make sure everything was just perfect. On a personal level, I will always cherish the talks we had about our sons which as we grew older, later transitioned into talks of our grandkids. Linda was a good listener, offered good advice and I will really, really miss her. God bless you all each and every day. Annita Aranda, Upward Bound, Siena Heights University

Posted by Annita Aranda - Adrian, MI - co-worker and friend   February 12, 2013

Family Album

Linda Gail Guzman Adrian, Michigan September 30, 1953 - February 10, 2013
My mother chased this clown at the Blissfield Festival so that she could have her picture taken with him. She is one of the few people that actually loved clowns.

Life Stories

I first met Linda in Kindergarten and she instantly became my closest and dearest best friend, we lived next door to each other until high school and we were inseperable. there are so many memories it's hard to know where to start. we used to always joke about how on the first day I said to her "hi, I know your name it's Lucy! There were teen dances at the Armory, playing with Barbie dolls while her dad (who worked 3rd shift) was trying to sleep and we would laugh and carry on untill he woke up and made us go outside, The many sleep overs at her house, and the time my dad asked if she wanted a bite of pepper which turned out to be a hot not sweet pepper- I can still see her face.. there are so many more but I remember that each of us never had another best friend until Fidel came along and then it was the 3 of us but Linda's heart belonged to Fidel from day one. I can't quite remember when we went seperate ways but over the years I still thought of Linda as my one and only true friend. There has never been another best friend that could ever take her place.

I feel so blessed to say that my mother and I had a close relationship. She was smart and witty and gave the best advice. She was an excellent cook, teacher, and friend. She loved her family and would do anything for them. The thing I most love about her, is that she gave her all in anything that she attempted, things were never half done, she was a fireball of energy. I will love and cherish her memories, always.