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Joseph La Mar Gudmundson


1938 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Joseph La Mar Gudmundson Obituary
JOSEPH LA MAR GUDMUNDSON, age 77, passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. He was born in Mentone, CA on February 10, 1938. Joe grew up in Beaumont and lived in Riverside and Idyllwild. He was an Idyllwild resident for 21 years before moving back to Riverside earlier this year. Joe was in the U.S. Air Force from 1961-1963, and was a member of the band. He received a college degree in Accounting from UCLA in order to obtain his CPA license. He worked at the IRS for 30+ years and after retiring continued providing audit advice and preparation of tax returns for family, friends and clients. He was a member of the Idyllwild Rotary for 20 years and AA for 27 years, practicing its transitions in all aspects of his life. He enjoyed tax preparation, reading, camping, travel and his French horn which he played in high school, the Air Force and several local concerts for 30 years. He is survived by his wife Leann Gudmundson of 31 years from Riverside, CA; children Danny Gudmundson of San Francisco, CA, Debbie Gudmundson of Oakland, CA, Denise & Jeff Benedict of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren Kevin, Katie, Maddie; sister Lois Organ of Hemet, CA; brothers Marvin Gudmundson of Hemet, CA; and Crandall Gudmundson of Huntington Beach; step children, Betsy Jo Parson and Charlie Parson of Klickitat, WA, Barbara Jean Mills-DuBois of Riverside; CA; grandchildren Chad, Leo, Robbie & Gabriella of Riverside, Tiffany of Oregon & Chantel of Washington; great grandchildren Jocelynn, Paxton and Allison. There will be a service in his memory on Wednesday, October 28th at 11:00 am at Saddleback Chapel, 220 E. Main Street, Tustin, CA 92780, (714) 544-1450, www.saddlebackchapel.com


Published in Press-Enterprise on Oct. 25, 2015
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