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Gunnel Ruth (Reta) Leal Obituary

Gunnel Ruth (Reta) Leal passed away on Friday, August 15, 2014. Reta left us to rest in the arms of Jesus Christ. She was a Marysville resident for 22 years.

Reta was born on January 31, 1937 in Stockholm, Sweden to parents, Ruth and Edwin Palm.

Reta became a naturalized citizen on April 28, 1947. On June 20, 1959 Reta married John (JB) Burgess Leal, her husband of 20 years, in Long Beach, CA.

Reta owned or operated several 5 star establishments in her career ultimately becoming a corporate manager of one the largest casinos in Lake Tahoe.

Survivors include beloved son, Frank and his lovely wife Kammy Leal. Reta was the proud grandmother of Jessica and Hailey Leal, all of Lakeland, TN. Reta is also survived by her sister, Ingrid Gibson and her children, Gary, Patrick and Gail and several great nieces and nephews.

Reta will be greatly missed by her friend and caregiver, Edna Ratner, and by her wonderful neighbors who loved and cared about her.

As per Reta's request, there will be no service. If you wish to reach out to the family please contact

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Sept. 5, 2014
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