Charles Christopher Guntly - age: 84
(October 12, 1931 to October 10, 2016
Charles Buck Guntly, age 85 of Potter Valley, Ca. passed away on October 10, 2016 at his home on the Cold Creek ranch surrounded by his family. Born in Ukiah on October 12, 1931 he lived his entire life on the family ranches. In 1874 his great grandfather settled in Christine along the Navarro River. In 1906 his grandfather bought a ranch in Potter Valley and in 1920 they moved to Coyote Valley. Bucks father, Charles and mother, Helen and his five sisters lived at the Riverside home in Coyote Valley until Lake Mendocino came. He graduated from Ukiah High School and worked with his Father and Uncle raising cattle, sheep and grapes. He married Beth Banks in 1952 (deceased in 1995) and they have six children. He loved his wife and family very much. He would regularly bring flowers to put at Beths picture. Buck was a hardworking, honest man who loved his life on the ranch and was passionate about carrying on the family tradition. He continued his daily routine of feeding his animals and splitting firewood until the last days of his life. Over the years Buck built strong lifelong friendships with numerous young people who helped him on the ranch hauling hay, cutting firewood and rounding up and working cattle. He and Beth were both passionate about sharing their love for ranching with the youth of Potter Valley and were very involved in the 4-H program for many years. Buck was a GREAT neighbor and was always willing to help anyone in need whether it was parts for a hay baler or loaning a tractor. He is well known for his beef and lamb BBQing and was the head of the PV Rodeo BBQ for 42 years. He loved God and was very faithful never missing church on Sunday.
Buck is survived by his four sisters Dorothy Schwabe,Virginia Marson, Marie Romero, Carol Weatherly and Della Rupe(deceased). His six children, Jim &Peggy Guntly, Nancy & Randy Smith, Tricia Guntly & Linda Thompson, Mary & Dan Thornton and Lynn & Glen Kile, Vicki & Gary(deceased) Todd. He was blessed with 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, with one more on the way, and over 40 nieces and nephews and numerous cousins. Buck always had a smile on his face when he was with his large family, they meant the world to him.
Come join us in honor of Buck at Eversole Mortuary on October 29th at 11 am and at a gathering after the service at the Cold Creek Ranch picnic grounds. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Potter Valley Community Parks & Recreation for a scholarship fund in Bucks name, PO Box 247, PV, CA 95469. Arrangements are under the direction of the Eversole Mortuary