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Cveta Gunning

1921 - 2014, Santa Barbara

Passed away at home surrounded by loved ones on October 7. She was born in Denver, CO on March 21, 1921, the only child of Alexander and Louise (Wahler) Nedeljkovich. Her family moved to Los Angeles, CA when she was nine. She married her husband, Harry, in 1942 and they moved to Santa Barbara in 1948. They were married for 43 years, until his passing in 1986.

She had a fulfilling career at UC Santa Barbara that spanned 37 years, retiring as the head of the Accounting Department's payroll division. Her twin grandchildren were born shortly thereafter and she spent the next few years joyfully caring for them while their parents were working, as her mother had done for her when she was a young working mother. When those days were over, she and her dear friend, Mel Campbell. traveled and spent many happy times together for over 20 years.

She was preceded in death by her beloved daughter-in-law, Christina. She is survived by her daughter and best friend, Linda, with whom she shared a special bond, her beloved sons and daughter-in-law, Mike, Steve and Lynn, and cherished grandchildren, Garrett and Jeaneal.

Graveside services will be held at Goleta Cemetery on Friday, October 17, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in her memory to Cottage Hospital, Serenity House or Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care, all of whom provided compassionate care and support to her and her family.

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