Alane Sauder MacGuire
Alane Sauder MacGuire, “Lanie,” a leading Jungian psychoanalyst, was born April 10, 1953 in Wichita Falls, Texas, but has lived most of her adult life in Manhattan and in Lawrence, Long Island, New York. She attended Hockaday School and graduated from Wichita Falls High School. She graduated from the University of Texas, obtaining an MBA from Columbia University, as well as an MSW from NYU. Her true calling, though, came after studying at the Jungian Institute in New York. There, she became acquainted and worked with renowned Jungian writers and analysts, graduated, and began a private therapy practice which has lasted over 20 years. Beloved by all her patients, she brought her incredible knowledge of art, literature and myth to her work. She worked tirelessly as a Board member and president of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York, and was a member of the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association.
Almost daily, she would take a luncheon break from work and ride her bicycle to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to renew herself. Even when ill, she would walk to the Met as often as possible.
Even though a committed New Yorker, there was no taking the Texan out of her, and she returned to the family ranch frequently. Lanie deeply loved this working ranch that has been in her family for generations and fought vigorously that it continue to be a place of nature and a home for the people who had lived and worked it for years.
Her Texas roots run deep. Her maternal great-grandfather, J.W. Patterson, was the first County Judge of Wise County and her other great-grandfather, J.T. Waggoner, was the first County Treasurer of Wise County. She was very close to her maternal grandmother (Marie Waggoner) who was married to J.L. Waggoner, son of J.T. Waggoner. J. L. Waggoner, over several decades, amassed what is known today as the Waggoner-Sauder Ranch. Lanie’s father, A.L. Sauder, Jr., was born and raised in Kansas, coming to Texas after graduating from the University of Kansas with a degree in Geo-Engineering. Working for the Gulf Oil Company, he relocated to Wichita Falls, where he met Lanie’s mother, Johnnie Marie Waggoner.
Lanie’s indomitable spirit, wonderful sense of humor and sense of loyalty and generosity made her one of the best friends anyone could have. Her wide and devoted circle of friends range from childhood to those she met and knew well in New York. Many were blessed to be with her during her final year and were able to share their love for her. During the last 4 years, she has been writing a groundbreaking book on Persona, which will be published posthumously. Her proudest accomplishment, though, are her two sons, Pierce and Rhoads, both who have become extraordinary young men. Pierce is working toward a J.D. degree at Baylor University and Rhoads is in his second year of studies at Southwestern University. Both young men embody her drive, kindness, spirit and generosity.
She died of cancer on March 1, 2015 and is survived by her two sons Pierce and Rhoads MacGuire; her mother, Johnnie Marie Waggoner Sauder; her brother, John W. Sauder and wife, Cheryl Sauder and their children, Jay Sauder and wife Sara and son Henry, and Grace Storan and husband Bart and sons Leo and Jack; and sister, Suzanne Sauder-Winston and her sons, Leland and Alexander Winston. There will be a private burial service for her at Oaklawn Cemetery, Decatur, Texas, near the family ranch. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., March 28th, 2015 at the Church of the Transfiguration on 29th Street between Madison and Fifth Avenue. The family request that any donations on her behalf made to the Church of the Transfiguration (www.littlechurch.org), Dr. Dean Bajorin’s Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (www.bcan.org), or Calvary Hospice/Hospital (www.calvaryhospital.org).