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Jamie Lynn McGuire

October 15, 1958 — March 5, 2024


Jamie Lynn McGuire, 65, passed away at her home on March 5, 2024, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Born on October 15, 1958, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jamie led a remarkable life filled with hard work, compassion, and an unwavering commitment to her family and career.

Jamie's journey was one of resilience and determination. Jamie married Eric V. Holt on January 17, 1976 in Costa Mesa, CA, their 20 year union blessed them with 4 children, Tanya, Deric, Dustin, and Erika. Known for her warped sense of humor that never failed to bring smiles to those around her. Jamie was a devoted mother with a strong work ethic, she held three jobs simultaneously at one point to provide for her children. Starting as an EMT and waitress before pursuing higher education, Jamie eventually became a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Her passion for nursing led her to serve as a traveling nurse, positively impacting countless lives wherever she went. She continued her dedicated service at Gassville Therapy Living and the Arkansas State Hospital. She later married Ward McGuire on November 2, 1996, adding 3 children to the family. Jamie affectionately referred to the family as the The Bradey Bunch.

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Jamie found joy in simple pleasures. She had a deep love for animals, particularly corgis, border collies, and horses. Jamie especially loved her bird, Pepe. Her nurturing spirit extended not only to humans but also to the furry friends who were lucky enough to be under her care.

As we mourn the loss of Jamie Lynn McGuire from our earthly realm, we take solace in the memories she created and the lives she touched. She is survived by her daughters, Tanya (Larry) Qualls, Erika (Daniel) Holt Alvirez of Mountain Home, AR, and Rebekah (Brandon) Medders; sons, Deric Holt, and Dustin Holt, Jake (Mary) McGuire, and Ben McGuire; sister, DeeDee Tucker, and Sandra McCain; grandchildren, Clayton Qualls, Austin Holt, Kaiden Holt, Hunter Stone, and Olivia McGuire; previous husbands, Eric Holt and Ward McGuire; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Wanda Clendenin; and granddaughter, Addison Presley Holt.

A Gathering of Family and Friends for Jamie will be 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Saturday, March 16, 2024, at Kirby & Family Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will immediately follow at Kirby's Tucker Memorial Cemetery, Mountain Home, Arkansas.

Arrangements are by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services - Mountain Home, Arkansas. Visit an online obituary and guestbook at
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Service Schedule

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Gathering of Family & Friends

Saturday, March 16, 2024

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services Mountain Home

600 Hospital Dr PO Box 346, Mountain Home, AR 72653

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Saturday, March 16, 2024

3:00 - 4:00 pm

Kirby's Tucker Memorial Cemetery & Mausoleum

920 Tucker Cemetery Road, Gassville, AR 72635

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