June 26, 1925 - May 24, 2018
Graveside services for Laura Virginia Sainz Gunn, 92, of Gilmer will be held 2 pm Saturday May 26, 2018 at Gilmer City Cemetery with Rev. Matt Smith officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30-1:30 pm at McWhorter Funeral Home. Laura was born June 26, 1925 in Bache, Oklahoma to Marcellino and Leathel Carter Sainz and passed away May 24, 2018 in Gilmer. After graduating in 1942 from Haleyville High School Laura and her sister moved to Whittier, California to join other family members, she was working in a drug store soda fountain when she met Ross Gunn who was in the Navy. After he returned from overseas duty during World War II they were married and moved to Gilmer which was his hometown. They raised two children in Gilmer and were an active part of the community for the remainder of their lives. Laura was an avid bride player, she worked at the Upshur County Tax Office and Appraisal District, she was a Sunday school teacher at First Baptist Church and led Blue Bird troops for both of her daughters. Laura was always ready and willing to help with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband. Survivors include her daughters, Amy Patterson and husband Gary of Gilmer, Judy Anderson and husband Mac of DeKalb; grandchildren, Luci and Chris Jenkins of Gilmer, Marcie and Jared Freeman of DeKalb, Will and Kristin Anderson of Tucson, AZ, Patrick and Sara Patterson of Haslett, also Luke and Audrey Anderson of Ft. Worth; 10 great grandchildren with twin girls expected in July; sister, Delfena Goodwin if Hemet, California; several nieces and nephews. If so desired the family would like memorials made to the Upshur County Library 702 W. Tyler St. Gilmer, TX 75644 Please visit Laura’s on-line registration book at www.mcwhorterfh.com to leave a memory for the family.
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