Athens Review, Athens, Texas

July 24, 2013

Lydia Gunstanson


The Athens Review

Athens — MURCHISON-Services for Lydia Gunstanson, 84, Murchison are scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday at Opelika Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Donald Thomas officiating.

Burial will follow in Red Hill Cemetery.

Lydia died July 23, 2013 in Athens.

She was born June 21, 1929 in Athens to Jessie Eugene and Minnie Ruth Peterson Malone. Lydia was a devoted nurse and served many organizations in the Athens area for many years.  She had lived in Murchison the past 50 years and was a member of Opelika Baptist Church. She loved to paint, quilt and work in her garden. Lydia was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by a son, David Gunstanson, in 1951.

Survivors include: daughter Diann Touchon, Murchison; sons W. O. Gunstanson and wife Dana, Dallas, Jesse Gunstanson and wife Michelle, Athens, Gene Gunstanson and wife Vicki, Athens, Jere Gunstanson and wife Delora, Athens; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation for family and friends will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.

You may leave a message of condolence, or light a memorial candle for the family at www.carroll-lehr.com