Logan Herald Journal, 01/30/13
PRESTON — Maynard Monroe Gunter, 85, passed away Jan. 29, 2013, at his home. He was born Oct. 21, 1927, in Portland, Ore., the son of Maynard Francis and Grace Esmeralda Miller Gunter. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1946-’48. He served an LDS mission to the Southern States Mission.
He married Audrey Marie Heidlebaugh on Aug. 23, 1956, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She preceded him in death July 9, 1964. He married Carolyn Farnes on Dec. 22, 1965, in the Logan LDS Temple.
He was a teacher and college professor. He taught at Logan High School and as an art professor in Florida, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa. He also taught early morning Seminary in Omaha, Neb., and art classes for troubled teens. He enjoyed all kinds of art including sculptures, painting, music and theater.
While teaching, he published and exhibited his art — painting, sculpting and poetry. He also loved to ski and swim.
He was a high priest in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served on the stake high council in Missouri and as a stake missionary.
He is survived by his wife Carolyn of Preston; two daughters and a son, MarLynn (Mike) Carson of Arvada, Colo., Jill Ann (Charley) Andrews of Westminster, Colo., and Ryan D. (Lonnie) Gunter of Golden, Colo.; and 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Audrey, parents, great-grandson Ayden Crumpley and brother Elden Gunter.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in the Preston 3rd/10th Ward building, 155 N. 2nd West in Preston, Idaho, with Bishop Tom Madsen conducting. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com .