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Gloria Lee Salceda Gunn

Cardington, Ohio

September 13, 1933 - May 15, 2024

Gloria Lee Salceda Gunn Obituary

In remembrance of a life lived fully and a life lived well, the family of Gloria Lee Rathburn Salceda Gunn announce with both earthly sadness and eternal joy that our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister, and wife went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 15, 2024 at the age of 90 in Cedar City, Utah.

Gloria Lee Rathburn was born on September 13, 1933 in Alexandria, Ohio, to Harold and Dorothy Rathburn. Gloria’s family soon moved to Morrow County, Ohio, where her father owned and operated a bakery in Mt. Gilead, and Gloria was a 1951 graduate of Edison High School. Gloria had five children through her marriage to Joseph Jones of Cardington; Tonna, Brenda, Sheilah, Joseph, and Linda.

Gloria later moved to Southern California where she met and married Theodore “Ted” Salceda and had a daughter, Gloria, who everyone called Bammers. Upon the untimely passing of Ted, Gloria married Russell “Russ” Gunn, who was her beloved husband and companion for over 30 years. The couple lived in Southern California for many years before retiring to rural Southwest Utah.

Gloria loved her family, and spent the majority of her life crisscrossing the country visiting children, grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She loved nothing more than a good visit and getting caught up on everything that was happening in the lives of her family members. Her schedule and her travel calendar revolved around the needs and activities of her family. She always found a way to be there for the people she loved.

Gloria had an unrivaled passion for life. Until her 80’s she actively taught and took part in line dancing lessons. She competed in volleyball and softball for the Senior Olympics. She was an avid fisherwoman, but would quickly tell you that she had much more fun catching than fishing. And usually at the end of the day, Gloria had the best catch! She showed her love through cooking, and her pork with chiles were the best around. She was a connoisseur of good tequila, and loved nothing more than a party surrounded by her family and friends enjoying great company and conversation—and of course Ohio State Buckeye Football!

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Russ of Beryl, Utah; her sister Sharon Warren (Roger) of Riverside, CA; her brother Rick Rathburn (Barbara) of Boulder City, NV; her children, Tonna Tudor (Dan) of Nashville, TN, Brenda Skipworth (Brian) of Cardington, OH, Sheilah Itson (Fred) of The Villages, FL, and Joseph Jones (Flo) of Southern California; her step-children Dustie Gunn of Tucson, AZ, and Michael Reinhardt, of Baldwinsville, NY; her grandchildren Asha Bondurant (Brian) of Fullerton, CA, Wesley Goodman of Cardington, OH; Alex Goodman (Amanda) of Hilliard, OH, Abby Horton (Darius) of Nashville, TN, Renee Barrie (Steven) of Riverside, CA, Lisa Talbott (James) of Nashville, TN, Joseph Jones of Oregon, and Sarah Montgomery of Southern California; and great grandchildren Jewel and Grace Bondurant of Fullerton, CA, and Reagan and Adeline Goodman of Hilliard, OH. She is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family members—and friends she loved as family.

Gloria is preceded in death by her parents Harold and Dorothy; her husband Ted; her sisters Arlene “Punky,” and Winnie; and her daughters Linda Jones and Gloria “Bammers” Salceda.

Gloria would want everyone reading this to be inspired by the passion with which she pursued living her life and loving the people around her. She would want everyone to know how much she loved the Lord Jesus Christ and the hope she found in Him, and how much she loved this country. She would want everyone to give an extra measure of thanks for their family, and to hug them a little tighter tonight, and love them a little more tomorrow.

In lieu of flowers or a memorial contribution, Gloria’s family simply prays that each of you builds for yourself the type of life and the type of family that leaves a legacy of love. At the request of Gloria, there will be no formal services and a private celebration of life will be held by her family in the future.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Gloria Lee Salceda Gunn hosted by Gompf Funeral Home.

In remembrance of a life lived fully and a life lived well, the family of Gloria Lee Rathburn Salceda Gunn announce with both earthly sadness and eternal joy that our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister, and wife went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 15, 2024 at the age of 90 in Cedar City, Utah.

Gloria Lee Rathburn was born on September 13, 1933 in Alexandria, Ohio, to Harold and Dorothy Rathburn. Gloria’s family soon moved to Morrow County, Ohio, where her father owned and operated a bakery in Mt. Gilead, and Gloria was a 1951 graduate of Edison High School. Gloria had five children through her marriage to Joseph Jones of Cardington; Tonna, Brenda, Sheilah, Joseph, and Linda.

Gloria later moved to Southern California where she met and married Theodore “Ted” Salceda and had a daughter, Gloria, who everyone called Bammers. Upon the untimely passing of Ted, Gloria married Russell “Russ” Gunn, who was her beloved husband and companion for over 30 years. The couple lived in Southern California for many years before retiring to rural Southwest Utah.

Gloria loved her family, and spent the majority of her life crisscrossing the country visiting children, grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She loved nothing more than a good visit and getting caught up on everything that was happening in the lives of her family members. Her schedule and her travel calendar revolved around the needs and activities of her family. She always found a way to be there for the people she loved.

Gloria had an unrivaled passion for life. Until her 80’s she actively taught and took part in line dancing lessons. She competed in volleyball and softball for the Senior Olympics. She was an avid fisherwoman, but would quickly tell you that she had much more fun catching than fishing. And usually at the end of the day, Gloria had the best catch! She showed her love through cooking, and her pork with chiles were the best around. She was a connoisseur of good tequila, and loved nothing more than a party surrounded by her family and friends enjoying great company and conversation—and of course Ohio State Buckeye Football!

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Russ of Beryl, Utah; her sister Sharon Warren (Roger) of Riverside, CA; her brother Rick Rathburn (Barbara) of Boulder City, NV; her children, Tonna Tudor (Dan) of Nashville, TN, Brenda Skipworth (Brian) of Cardington, OH, Sheilah Itson (Fred) of The Villages, FL, and Joseph Jones (Flo) of Southern California; her step-children Dustie Gunn of Tucson, AZ, and Michael Reinhardt, of Baldwinsville, NY; her grandchildren Asha Bondurant (Brian) of Fullerton, CA, Wesley Goodman of Cardington, OH; Alex Goodman (Amanda) of Hilliard, OH, Abby Horton (Darius) of Nashville, TN, Renee Barrie (Steven) of Riverside, CA, Lisa Talbott (James) of Nashville, TN, Joseph Jones of Oregon, and Sarah Montgomery of Southern California; and great grandchildren Jewel and Grace Bondurant of Fullerton, CA, and Reagan and Adeline Goodman of Hilliard, OH. She is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family members—and friends she loved as family.

Gloria is preceded in death by her parents Harold and Dorothy; her husband Ted; her sisters Arlene “Punky,” and Winnie; and her daughters Linda Jones and Gloria “Bammers” Salceda.

Gloria would want everyone reading this to be inspired by the passion with which she pursued living her life and loving the people around her. She would want everyone to know how much she loved the Lord Jesus Christ and the hope she found in Him, and how much she loved this country. She would want everyone to give an extra measure of thanks for their family, and to hug them a little tighter tonight, and love them a little more tomorrow.

In lieu of flowers or a memorial contribution, Gloria’s family simply prays that each of you builds for yourself the type of life and the type of family that leaves a legacy of love. At the request of Gloria, there will be no formal services and a private celebration of life will be held by her family in the future.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Gloria Lee Salceda Gunn hosted by Gompf Funeral Home.

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