Ronald James Gunter, age 83, passed away at the South Lincoln Medical Center in Kemmerer, WY. On Thursday, February 26, 2015. He was born on December 1, 1931, in Kemmerer, Wyoming, the son of Rudolph and Minnie (Mecca) Gunter. He married Carolyn Stadmiller in June of 1951, and they later divorced. To this union were born five children, Larry, Barbara, Patricia, James, and Monica.
Ron was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, horseback riding, and spending time on the rodeo circuit. He loved to watch western movies. He was an avid fan of The University of Wyoming Cowboy football and basketball teams. He enjoyed spending time with his family, children, and grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He was a kind hearted gentleman, and a true cowboy.
Ron later married Duveen (Nielsen) Hymas on January 5, 1973 in Kemmerer, Wyoming.
Ron is survived by his wife, Duveen Gunter, of Kemmerer, WY.; his children, Larry (Connie) Gunter, of Kemmerer, WY.; Barbara Couture, of Evanston, WY.; Patricia (Brian) Challinor, of Kemmerer, WY.; James (Jodie) Gunter, of Kemmerer, WY.; and Monica (Rick) Sollars, of Lander, WY. He is also survived by his step children, Sharron (Alan) Ziegler, of Pinedale, WY.; Richard (Bobbi) Hymas, of Castle Dale, UT.; and Paula (Mark) Dearden, of Kemmerer, WY. He is survived by a brother, Roger (Lorna) Gunter, of Kemmerer, WY.; and a brother, Rudy (Sandy) Gunter, of Green River, a sister, Marie Nelson, of Price, UT.; and a brother in law, Robert Gagliardi, of Kemmerer, WY.
Ron is survived by his grandchildren, Erica Thoman, Tanna Stimson, Lisa Gunter, Nate Hamilton, Kelsey Blakeman, T.J. Gunter, Susan Gunter, Tyson Sollars, and Allyson Sollars. He is survived by his step grandchildren, Lori Emery, Jamison Ziegler, Nicky Tanner, Kiley Ziegler, Jesica Rogers, Jaclyn Reese, Destry Dearden, Derrick Dearden, Dallas Dearden, Devin Dearden, and Daisha Wallentine. He is also survived by forty two great grandchildren. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, and cousins.
Ron is preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Teddy Gunter, a sister, Jeanette Gagliardi, a granddaughter, Amy Gunter, a great grandson, Chance Thoman, and a brother in law, Robert Nelson.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 1, 2015 from 6:00 P.M. Until 8:00 P.M. At Ball Family Chapel, Kemmerer, WY. Mass of Christian burial will be conducted on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. At St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Kemmerer, WY. With Father David as the celebrant. Rosary will also be recited at that time. Interment will follow services at the South Lincoln Cemetery, Kemmerer, WY.
Online condolences may be left at ballfamilychapel.com.
Memorial contributions may be made in Ronald’s memory to the South Lincoln Medical Center, or to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Kemmerer, WY.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ball Family Chapel of Kemmerer, WY.