Alta May Gunn

May 7, 1914February 23, 2014

Alta May Gunn passed away February 23, 2014 at the Villas in San Bernardino, California.

Alta was born May 7, 1914 in La Plata, Missouri. She was married to Elmer for over 67 years before he passed in 2003. They had 3 children, sons Charles (Kay) Topeka, KS, Carl (Karen) Running Springs, CA, and daughter, Ann Nolte, Rialto, CA. She is survived by her 3 children, 6 Grandchildren, 6 Great Grandchildren, 1 step Great Grandchild and 1 step Great Great Grandchild.

Alta was a school teacher for over 40 years. Her teaching career started in a 1 room school house in Rural, Missouri and ended in the last 21 years as a Special Education teacher in San Bernardino, CA. She received a Bachelor's degree in teacher from the Teaches College in Kirksville, MO and a Master's degree in Special Education from the University of Iowa, Iowa city, Iowa.

She was a member of P.E.O. for more than 80 years, to the Retired of Teacher Association, San Bernardino, Woman's Club, Rialto and Sunrise Church, Rialto.

Alta was a talented musician and loved playing her organ. After retiring she became a gifted Craft person and created many wonderful things which she shared with her family as gifts.

Visitation will be held at Green Acres Mortuary Chapel 11715 Cedar Avenue, Bloomington, CA, Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Burial will take place at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside CA, Friday, March 7, 2014 at 11:01 a.m.

In Lieu of flowers please donate to P.E.O. Education Funds Chapter M.S. P.E.O. Ann Nolte 613 W. Ramona Drive Rialto, CA 92376


  • Visitation Thursday, March 6, 2014

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Alana Reyes

March 6, 2014

100 years of life...that's amazing. I know you're in a better place now and you get to be with Pop and grandpa. I wish I got to be with you more. But thank for all the things you have done for me, like teaching me how to play "happy birthday" on the piano, or writing me letters, or making me christmas ornaments and just spending time with me when we had the chance. I know you couldn't remember all of those things, or who I was the last time I saw you, but I won't forget you. Grandma Gunn, you were the best great grandma ever. I'll see you sometime soon, in the mean time, you're forever in my heart.
Love your great granddaughter,

March 5, 2014

"Grandma Gunn, you will be sorely missed. I will always treasure the time I spent with you and POP. Your kindness, great smile and the awesome Sunday dinners were no ka oi. RIP and my sympathy to your family. Give POP and Dad a hug."
Love and Aloha
Stan Reyes (Kailua,HI)

March 5, 2014

So sorry for your loss. Please know that God is your comfort and support during this difficult time. My deepest sympathy.

Kathy Reyes

March 4, 2014

You always taught me by example to have a big heart, an open mind and to trust God, lessons that have always served me well. Your absence in this world will be such a large void for me and I know for all who loved you. The world is a darker place without you but heaven rejoices! You're flying with angels, above us all. Forever in my heart....Love your Granddaughter Kathy

JoAnn Thomas

March 1, 2014

Alta was lovely person with a beautiful smile my deepest sympathies to her family

March 1, 2014

Alta was a beautiful person she had such a wonderful personality and smile

enjoyedmeeting her and daughter Ann during the time my husband David was at the Villas My deepest sympathies
To your family

Margie Cano

March 1, 2014

Chuck and Kay. So sorry to read about the loss of your Mother. God has again, wrapped his arms around one of our loved ones and now she is at peace.

March 1, 2014

Deepest condolences to the family, May you have the peace of God in your hearts to help you cope and endure at this difficult time if your loss (Philip 4:6&7, Psalm 147:3)

Kay Gunn

February 27, 2014

RIP Alta. You were such a lovely lady, wife, Mother, Grandmother, sister and friend. You shall be missed by all that knew you. Give Pop a kiss from all of us.