SUZANNE T. GUINIVERE
Suzanne Guinivere, 86, passed away on Monday, January 27, 2020, at Manor Care in Perrysburg, Ohio. She was born in Columbus, Ohio, on the 12th of February, 1933. She attended Maumee Valley Country Day School through 10th grade and graduated high school from Miss Thomas’ School in Norwalk, Connecticut in 1951. She attended Smith College, Class of 1955.
She married William Arata in 1956, settling in Rowayton, Connecticut. After divorcing in 1962, she moved to Woodside, California, with her son, David. A childhood friend introduced Suzanne to his colleague, Rex Guinivere, a mining engineer from Auckland, New Zealand. Rex and Suzanne married in April 1965, at the home of her parents, John and Doris Thomas, on River Road in Perrysburg, and lived in the San Francisco Bay area; in Auburn, California; in Castle Craig, Sidney, Australia, finally settling in Diablo, California in 1976.
cisco. When she retired in 1998 to River Road, Perrys- Suzanne loved cooking and art, and made two careers of her passions. Through the late 70s and the 80s, she had a cooking show on local TV in the Bay area called Soup to Nuts; a business giving cooking lessons and catering services with friend Lily Hazbun; wrote a cookbook, and then had her own catering business. In the mid-eighties, she started a master’s in art history and became a docent for the museums of San Fran- burg, she continued with her passion for art working in the archives room of the Toledo Museum of Art until 2016. She was a voracious reader, loved mystery series, especially British; a good miniseries, especially British; all things food, not especially British, and traveling.
She is survived by her son, David T. Guinivere of Forked River, New Jersey; son, John L. Guinivere of Perrysburg; her daughter, Mary G. Guinivere Maisonneuve of Paris, France; her granddaughters, Ocean and Sophia; grandsons, Charles and John-Henri, and two brothers, John-Henry Thomas of New York City, and Thomas Thomas of Crystal City, Missouri.
Those wishing to make a memorial contribution are asked to consider the Toledo Museum of Art. A service will be planned for early summer at St Timothy’s Church in Perrysburg.