Justin Milo Guinn
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Aka “bear”, “cub”, “scully demon”, “the white tornado”, Justin was born on July 30, 1974 in Placerville, CA to Ronald and Nancy (Bray) Guinn. He died unexpectedly in his sleep on May 12, 2020, East Wenatchee, WA. He was 45.
Always a terror inside a building, Justin was built for the out-of-doors. He loved dogs, sports, kids, cars, fishing, people in general and Special Olympics. You could feel the sincerity of his love when he gave you a hug and said “Good to see you” with his huge smile and bright blue eyes.
The Guinn family lived in Placerville, CA; Oregon; and Yakima, WA. In 1989 Justin and his two younger sisters Amanda and Ashley moved to Cashmere.
A 1994 graduate of Wenatchee High School, Justin remembered many classmates and reminisced their good times over the past 26 years. He was employed at Link, McDonald’s and Wenatchee Valley Clinic previously.
Bowling, basketball, soccer, softball, skiing, volleyball - all were sports that Justin competed in through Special Olympics. He was rightly proud of the many gold, silver & bronze medals he won. Participating in the Douglas County Parks Association social events was also high on his list of priorities.
Recently, Justin was learning how to play the guitar at Catholic Family Services and painting ceramic figures at Inspirations in Wenatchee. He delighted in making things to give away and make someone’s day. His apartment was lined with artwork he took joy in producing.
Being with his late uncle, Charlie Bray, was a passion for Justin. Charles instilled in him a devotion to fishing, fostered a fascination for cars & engines, and built a moped for a very young Justin. He and his sisters moved to Cashmere where they lived with Uncle Charles, Aunt Karen, and cousins Caleb and Keegan Bray. Horses, mules, sheep, dogs & cats spiced his life. From his 20’s on Justin lived in Wenatchee and East Wenatchee. His family & friends are happy that Justin is now free; his head is clear, his heart is strong, and he is with Jesus Christ.
Justin is survived by: his father, Ronald Guinn of Soap Lake, WA; mother, Nancy Bray-Guinn of Yakima, WA; sister Amanda Guinn (Alberto Nunez) of Soap Lake with children: Anna Nunez of Moses Lake, WA; Aiden, Averie, Alleha & Antonio plus great nephew Joshua (JJ); sister Ashley Guinn (Eddie Garcia) of Kennewick, WA and their children: Eduardo Junior, Adalynne, and Ezaniel Milo. Justin was crazy about his nieces & nephews - they were his pride and joy. Also surviving are aunts: Ara Jean Guinn of Hermiston, OR; Judy Guinn of Lilliwaup, WA; Pamela Guinn-Allen of Medford, OR; Jan Bernedo Bray of Jackson, CA; Karen Hughes Bray of Cashmere, WA; and uncles: Richard L Guinn Jr. of Eugene, OR; Michael Guinn of Del City, OK; John Klos Jr. of Rescue, CA.
He was predeceased by: Grandparents Richard L. and Doris (Paggett) Guinn, Lawrence Bray, Ruth (Houston) & John Klos, Uncle Jim Klos and Uncle Charles Bray.
The family would like to recognize and thank Ambitions Support Services for their dedication and attention to detail with respect for Justin’s health and dignity. Previous support provided by Tina Hampton, Michael Burris, and James Babineau forged bonds and love that Justin carried for the last 25 years. Link Transit was his lifeline to independence and exploration - thanks to all the drivers and office staff who helped keep track of his belongings and alerted him when schedules and locations changed.
Heritage Memorial Chapel, East Wenatchee, WA, has been entrusted with arrangements. A barbecue will be held later this year as shelter-in-place restrictions are eased.