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Nita Jo Gunnarson September 4, 1930 - July 14, 2018

Nita Jo Gunnarson

Sept. 1930 – July 2018_x000D_
Nita Jo Gunnarson, 87 of Turlock, CA, peacefully passed away on July 14, 2018 after a brief illness.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, William (Bill) Gunnarson.  Nita is survived by her children Jo Ann Gunnarson (Modesto), Jeffrey Gunnarson (Oakdale) and her grandchildren Shawna, Skylar, and Brianna.

She enjoyed many adventures in her life including travel, flying, gardening, cooking, boating, tennis, painting and teaching art classes.  Nita earned her BA in Art at California State University, Stanislaus.  She taught watercolor classes at MJC, Turlock Adult School and in her studio.

She held the position as Administrator for the Turlock City Arts Commission and served as a board member for the Stanislaus Arts Council. She was a member of the Central California Art League, the California Watercolor Society, and a signature member of the Society of Western Artists.

Please join us in celebrating her life on July 28, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Allen Mortuary, 247 N Broadway in Turlock, CA.  Reception following services.


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  1. Jeanne Endsley says

    We have several pieces of art from Nita, she captured such beauty in her work. She was always so gracious and humble whenever we saw her around town. She holds a special place in our hearts.
    Bob and Jeanne Endsley

  2. Laura martin says

    Rest in Peace Nita, you were the best watercolor teacher I ever had. So much fun and laughter in the classroom, never a dull moment. But I did lean a lot from you especially your kindness and your generous heart. Many prayers to your family. Laura Martin

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