June 30, 1947-May 31, 2004
BENKELMAN -- Linda L. Gunther, 56, died Monday (May 31, 2004) at her home in Benkelman.
She was born June 30, 1947, to James and Helen (Sander) Carter in Ogallala. She grew up in Ogallala and graduated in 1965 from Ogallala High School. After graduation she worked for TRW for several years.
On Dec. 3, 1969, she married Marlin Eugene Gunther in Ogallala. The couple moved to Benkelman. She started working for Dundy County Hospital as a nurse's aid. She moved into various positions throughout the hospital, including housekeeping, working in the kitchen and clerical work.
In 1992, she enrolled in the nursing program at Colby Community College and received her LPN license.
In 1995, she graduated with a registered nursing degree. When her health began to fail, she became an instructor of the LPN certification program, as well as helping in the office of corporate compliance. After more than 32 years of service, she retired due to her health.
She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Benkelman, the Extension Club, the Red Hat Club and the Garden Club where she was master gardener for several years.
She was preceded in death by her father, James Carter; her husband, Marlin Eugene Gunther on May 23, 2004; and brother, James Carter, Jr.
Survivors include her daughter, Julie Ann Gunther of Benkelman; mother, Helen Carter; sisters, Alice VanDyke and husband, Jeffrey and Mary Warren, all of Columbia, Mo.; brothers, Jerry Carter and wife, Cindy of Tyler, Texas, Doug Bower and wife, Kathy of Portland, Ore.; and aunts, Esther Hood of Ogallala and Clarabelle Dickinson of Lodgepole.
Services are Friday, 10:30 a.m., at Forch Funeral Chapel in Benkelman with Marcine Farmer, PMA, officiating. Interment will be at Benkelman Cemetery.
Visitation is today, until 7 p.m., at the funeral chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in her name.
Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman is in charge of the arrangements.