Lucie Guernsey Kleinhans died peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, March 22. 

Born April 3, 1955 in New York, N.Y. to David Taylor Guernsey and Jacqueline Chapman Guernsey, Lucie attended the Foxcroft School in Middleburg, Va. where she was an avid horseback rider and cheerleader for the hounds. She went on to study at Wheaton College where she earned a degree in English and was a member of the a cappella group, the Wheatones. 

Lucie had a distinguished career as a banker running a worldwide media and entertainment finance business within the film industry. She met the love of her life, Lewis Charles Kleinhans 3rd, while she was working at Chemical Bank. 

Lucie loved to play games and was a competitor all of her life. As soon as the snow was gone, Lucie would hit the golf course with her beloved friends and family at the Litchfield Country Club. During the summers, she enjoyed skippering her Herreshoff 12 1/2, “Pickle,” in races at the Edgartown Yacht Club, often with her daughter Jackie serving as crew. She played card games weekly with both her family and friends, and served as the committee chair of games and classes at the Cosmopolitan Club in New York City.  

Lucie is survived by her daughter Jacqueline Andrews Kleinhans and daughter-in-law Michelle Lynn Nolan; her three siblings Suzi Guernsey Funnell, David Taylor Guernsey Jr., and Kent Chapman Guernsey. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Lewis Charles Kleinhans III.

A memorial service will be held at the Trinity Church in Princeton, N.J. on Saturday, April 6 at 11:30 a.m., with reception to follow at the Nassau Club. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be sent to the Martha’s Vineyard Community Foundation.