With the recent passing of former Guthrie Mayor Jon Gumerson this past weekend, the City of Guthrie released a statement acknowledging Gumerson’s commitment to the city.
City of Guthrie statement:
Gumerson was born on March 6, 1976 in Tonkawa, Oklahoma. He was a life-long Guthrie resident. Gumerson served two terms as mayor. The first term was in 1971-1972 and the second term was 2001-2007. Jon also served as vice-mayor in 1970 prior to his election as mayor. Gumerson was selected as Oklahoma’s Mayor of the year in 2004 for towns of 5,000 population and over. Jon was also a 33rd degree Mason and active in the Masonic Lodge.
“Jon placed an emphasis on family first, church second, and OU sports third. He loved people. He was a great gamily man, providing and caring for his family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. The church and town will miss Jon.” – Barbara Gumerson, Jon’s wife.
Jon Gumerson (1936-2012)