Sharon Sue Gunter passed away peacefully in her sleep on Dec. 5, 2012. She was born in Los Angeles Ca., the daughter of Carl & Verna Lynge. The family moved to Taft in 1949 when her father was employed by Standard Oil. Sharon grew up in Taft graduating from Taft Union High School in 1968 and then attended Taft College.
She met her life partner Ron Gunter after returning to Taft and they were married. They owned & operated Gunter Dental Lab until Ron’s death in 2007. Sharon and Ron were Christians and held bible study in their home for their friends. She then became a volunteer for Unity Thrift Rescue with Trixie and Andy Hodges, her close friends. Her love for animals and finding homes for them made her invaluable to her friends at Unity Thrift. She was very proud of the Web page she designed for the group.
Sharon was always there for family & Friends, weather it was a phone call, a place to live, cooking a special meal, a trip to the Dr., or if you just needed to someone to talk to; you could always count on her. Ron & Sharon loved spending time with their grandchildren and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ron Gunter, her parents Carl & Verna Lynge, her childhood friend Sally and many of Ron’s family who were very special to her.
Sharon is survived by her son, Tom Letlow & wife Kelly, grandchildren Jonelle & husband Anthony Terrell, Frankie Ray, James & Mercedes Gunter, Hailey Letlow. She is also survived by a sister & husband June & SE Hale, Brother & wife Don & Nancy Lynge and their families. Great Grandchildren Zander, Zera& Roman Terrell. Sister in law Sheryl & Rob Martinez and special family & friends Aunt Lolly & Uncle Jim Wildharber, Debbie & Gary Howard, Barbara Fox, Billy & Jennet Gunter, Dan & Joan Gunter, Jim & Helen Fox, Trixie & Andy Hodges, Shelly Hale, Nancy, Becky, all friends of Unity Thrift and many more.
In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to Unity Thrift Rescue, 217 E. San Emidio, Taft, CA 93268 or Pay Pal at www.unitythrift.org . Contact # 661 765-5165
Services will be held Saturday Dec. 15, 2012 at New Life Church at 1000 6th Street, Taft, Ca. at 1:00.