Glenn Leslie Gunter, Jr.

Gramps(May 25, 1939 – September 4, 2015)

Glenn died at home surrounded by family on September 4, 2015, at age 76, as a result from a long term illness. Glenn was born in Redding, California, and was the son of the late Glenn Leslie Gunter Sr. and Gertrude Ladd Gunter.

He is survived by his dedicated and loving wife of 56 years, Rosemary Gunter; sister, Patricia Gayle Gunter; son Glenn Ladd Gunter and daughter, Lorna Gunter Anderson; seven grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.

Glenn is remembered for many accomplishments and unshakeable faith in God.  He worked in the aerospace industry as tool design engineer on diverse missile systems and the B-2 stealth bomber. An award-winning pistol marksman, he served in the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deptartment and earned recognition for once apprehending Folsom Prison escapees. He especially enjoyed the mounted patrol, riding his horse called Willie. Glenn was also a local land developer who built El Dorado Hills in Leeds, Utah.

In the 1960’s he played first trumpet in big bands and Shriner’s band. Glenn wore out many a pair of cowboy boots keeping a wife and her horse barn for over 50 years, including G&R Riding Academy from 1964-1977 in Citrus Heights, California, and opening St. George’s Red Ridge Ranch in 1999.

He had an innate connection with animals, training his American Eskimo dogs so well that a comical in-house performance was always at the ready. He put a lot of miles on his meticulously maintained sports cars and Harley Davidson motorcycles.

As a young father he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and set an strong example of faith that his family continues to follow. A deep knowledge of the scriptures inspired him with a love and passion for missionary work as well as to quietly give support to those who were struggling or in need.

He was also known for his quick wit and humorous side, even until the end. “I TOLD you I was sick!,” was his requested epitaph.

Funeral Services

  • A memorial service will be held Sept. 12, 1 p.m. at the Sage Hollow LDS Chapel, 2100 E. 2450 South, St. George.

We thank all the ward family and dear friends who supported him and his loved ones throughout the past years of his declining health.


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