Alta Wise Gunn

February 9, 1947 – May 16, 2021

Obituary for Alta Wise Gunn

Alta Gunn, 74, passed away on May 16, 2021 surrounded by family. She was born on February 9, 1947, and she used her many gifts to better the lives of others. So many will continue to cover up with her afghan blankets, admire her many crafts and endless creativity, enjoy her recipes, and govern themselves with the generosity, humor, organization, strength, and passion that she modeled.

Alta is survived by Jackie Gunn, her devoted husband of 50 years; brother Andy Wise; daughter Christina Duncan; son Barry Clemmons and his wife Lisa Clemmons; daughter Jennifer Gunn and her husband Michael Tate; grandchildren Brittany Hagy, Cody Clemmons, and Ashlee Duncan; great-grandchildren Braylen Dorsett, Berkley Hagy, and Gracie Hagy; and a host of other family members by blood and by choice.

Alta was preceded in death by her mother Arrista Broyles, her father Alton Wise, Sr., her brother Clyde Blevins, and her brother Alton Wise, Jr.

Family will receive friends for an informal celebration of her life at 10 a.m. on June 5 at the Wildwood Chapel inside Restland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests consideration of blood and platelet donations, or memorials may be made to American Cancer Society ( or Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (

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Upcoming Events

Celebration of Life

JUN 5. 10:00 AM (CST)

Restland Wildwood Chapel

13005 Greenville Ave

Dallas, TX 75243