Ursula Vogel Guest

October 30, 1934 ~ September 9, 2020 (age 85)


Sumter, SC…Ursula Vogel Guest, age 85, passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.

Ursula was born on October 30, 1934, in Aisch, Germany where she was raised on a farm.

After WW II She left Germany at the young age of 17 and briefly lived in England and then she sailed to the United States, entering the Port at Ellis Island, to become a U.S. Citizen.  She achieved her childhood dream.

While working as a bank teller in Dayton Ohio she met the love of her life, USAF Airman Steve Guest. They married in 1957 and raised four boys.  They traveled and lived all over the world before retiring in Sumter.

Ursula loved volunteering for the American Red Cross. She did this while being mother and the wife of a service member, and after retirement, at various clinics including the Pharmacy and Optometry clinics at Shaw Air Force Base. She was a friend to all animals her entire life. Over the years, she had several pets. Ursula cared for all the stray cats in her neighborhood and even a few opossums.

Ursula was a loving wife to the late Steve Guest for 63 years. She was the proud mother to the late Steve Jr. (Sue), John (Cindy), Mike (Ritamaria) and Jeff (Lorene). She was the best Oma ever to Becky, Christina (Chad), Bobbie (Arthur), Johnny, Nicole (Emerson), Cody, Brianna and Holley; and she was an even better Great Oma to Allison, Avery, Izzy, Ian, and Myka.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 11:00 am in the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel. The interment will be held at a later date in the Florence National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service on Saturday at Bullock Funeral Home.

The service will be live streamed and may be viewed by going to the online guestbook page for Mrs. Guest at

In lieu of any flowers or gifts, please make a donation on behalf of the Guest family to the Sumter SPCA, 1140 S. Guignard Drive, Sumter, SC 29150 or the Sumter Guignard Animal Clinic, 1216 S. Guiganrd Drive, Sumter, SC 29150.

You may go to and sign the family's guest book.

The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ursula Vogel Guest, please visit our floral store.


Funeral Service
September 12, 2020

11:00 AM
Bullock Fuenral Home Chapel

Video is available for this event

September 12, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Bullock Funeral Home
1190 Wilson Hall Road
Sumter, SC 29150

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