Marla Farmer Gauna, 51, passed away on Saturday, September 26 in Bristol from liver disease.
She attended the Lutheran Church and was active in its programs and activities. She was a 1981 graduate of Sequatchie County High School, where she was listed in Who’s Who, earned a letter in music and was a three-year majorette.
Most of her working years was in the food industry as she worked in the deli at Red Food stores, the Luncheonette at Lake Winnespesaukah and was a waitress at Little Athens Restaurant.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Frank and Mattie Farmer of Chattanooga and Mr. and Mrs. Rethel Kernea of Chattanooga.
She is survived by husband, Richard J. Gauna, Jr. of Dayton; three sons, Aaron Seth Mullins of Dayton, R. Joseph Gauna III of Hixson and Harland Ross Gauna of Ooltewah; parents, William H. (Bill) and Fay Farmer and brother, William K. Farmer, all of Sequatchie County; one granddaughter, Jayden Wiff of Athens and an infant grandson, Hunter A. Mullins of Dayton; longtime friend, companion and caregiver, Billy Ray Dalton of Bristol; many aunts, uncles and cousins, numerous friends and loved ones.
A Native American ceremony was performed at the funeral home, and at the request of the deceased, the body was cremated.
Many thanks to Hospice for their loving, tender care during Marla’s illness and hospital stay.
Vanderwall Funeral Home of Dayton was in charge of arrangements.