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Kenneth Gunn dies at 83 

Kenneth Gunn Obituary

-Kenneth Gunn, 83, of Paso Robles, passed away suddenly on February 25, 2017. He was born January 1934 in Fullerton, California  to Grace Viets Gunn, Los Angeles, and David Gunn, Saltcoats, Saskatchewan. Ken grew up in the desert wilderness of Boron, California and fancied himself an explorer and scout. He spent his teen years working on cars and motorcycle riding. He enlisted in the Army in 1953 and while assigned to the Panama Canal Zone, met his wife of 60 years, Bea Reyes. Upon returning to California with his new bride, Kenneth enrolled in California Polytechnic State University to continue his education in Social Science. While attending school and working part-time they welcomed their first child, Terri, soon to be followed by Lorri, David, Michael, and Sheila. He began his career with the California Youth Authority in 1960 and became a dedicated, caring counselor of youthful offenders, retiring after 29 years. His favorite activity was escorting his children and close friends, the Moores, on motorcycle excursions in the Mojave Desert. His unfaltering care and commitment to his wife during her protracted illness and his loving dedication to his disabled daughter will be forever remembered. He was the ultimate example of unconditional love towards his family, friends, and co-workers. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Ken is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and his infant son, David. He is survived by his children and their spouses Darron Erb and Tom Knight, his grandchildren Jared and Mackenzie Erb, Matthew and Alexandra Gunn and Kathleen and Larry Knight as well as numerous Canadian and American cousins and Panamanian in-laws.

At Ken’s request, there will be no services. If you have stories you would like to share for our memory book, please send them to or addressed to the Erbs at 428 Tanglewood Ct., Paso Robles, CA 93446.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be forwarded to the Recovery Ranch, PO Box 1898, Santa Ynez, CA 93460




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