Lucy Toni Gutman

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Lucy Toni Gutman, 74, passed away on Saturday, November 6, 2010. Lucy was born in Philadelphia, Pa. to Milton and Clarissa Gutman. She experienced what she called a “magical childhood” in the suburbs of Philadelphia with her parents and
older sister. Lucy graduated from Wellesley College in 1958 with a degree in American history. She went on to earn four master’s degrees over the next 35 years from Bryn Mawr College (social work), University of Arizona (American history), and two
from Northwestern State University of Louisiana (counseling and guidance; and American and British literature). When she passed, she had completed all her coursework and much of her dissertation for a Ph.D. in American Women’s History from the
University of Southern Mississippi. Before she moved to Utah in 2008, Lucy lived in Leesville for 23 years and was a social worker for the Vernon Parish School System. A true-believer in and advocate for equality, Lucy joined an all-black Baptist
church congregation in Leesville, becoming its first and only white member. Lucy loved the arts and frequently attended the symphony, ballet, opera and theatre with her family and friends. She gave years of service to help all in her aura of
influence understand the importance of education, and she made provision in her will for the establishment of a scholarship in her name at Salt Lake Community College. Lucy is survived by her two children, Lauren (Gary) and James, and her four
grandchildren, Jeffrey, Andrew, Natalia and Max. She was deeply loved; she will be greatly missed. We will keep her forever in our hearts.