William M. Guckian


William Michael “Mickey” Guckian was born May 17, 1939, in Lockhart, Texas, and passed away on Aug. 21, 2011, in Dallas.

He grew up in Lockhart with parents, Frank A. Guckian and Iola B. (Kelley) Guckian; brother, James C. Guckian; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. He graduated from Lockhart High School in 1957, enrolled at the University of Texas and graduated in

1962 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering.

While at UT, he was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.

He met Loretta Holloway at UT, and they were married on Aug. 4, 1962.

He enrolled in the Southern Methodist University law school and graduated with a LLB in 1965. He worked with various engineering firms in Dallas from 1962 – 1975. In 1976, he joined the Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) in Dallas, working in Environmental Safety and Health. He was responsible for purchasing engineering equipment for operations, establishing investigation and remediation programs at environmentally-impacted Facilities, coordinating with regulatory agencies, and developing and implementing a complete regulatory compliance auditing program for ARCO. He established the regulatory compliance and audit program for ARCO’s world-wide operations. He retired from ARCO in 1999 and worked in a similar capacity as a consultant until 2010.

He is pre-deceased by his father, mother and daughter, Stacy Lynn.

He is survived by Loretta, his wife of 49 years; sons, Mark Robert Guckian and partner, John Mays, and Kenneth Collins Guckian, daughter-in-law, Kristin Guckian and grandson, Trey Guckian, all from Dallas; brother, James Collins Guckian; sister-in-law, Linda L. Guckian; special cousin (really a sister), Gerry Retherford Ohlendorf; and numerous other cousins, nephews and nieces.

A visitation was held at Restland Funeral Home on Tuesday, Aug. 23 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. A memorial service was held at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the Family requests that memorials be sent to American Cancer Society Research Center.


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