Millicent Rose “Molly” Gunton 7th July 1921 – 11 January 2015
From the Parish News – March 2015
A group of family and friends including several Denton parishioners gathered at Gorleston Crematorium on 2nd February to give thanks for the life of Molly Gunton who died peacefully aged 93 yrs. One of the particularly moving moments in the service was the reading of the poem “Daffodils'' by Molly's grand-daughter Angela, and also the retiring song “Unforgettable''.
Born in Norwich, Molly started her working life as a carer in a Children’s Home before coming to Alburgh in 1939 to care for evacuees billeted in “Alburgh House. While living there she met and fell in love with Fred Gunton who worked on a farm in the village, a member of the Gunton family who were well known in both Alburgh and Denton villages. They married in 1946 when they moved to Wheatacre where Fred was to work at Wheatacre Hall Farm. While at Wheatacre their two children, David and June were born.
After a lifetime in farm work, Fred retired in l980 when they moved to a bungalow in Globe Close, Denton, almost opposite to his brother and sister-in-law Reggie and Bubbles. Molly soon became involved in village activities and would be seen regularly at events helping on tombola or raffle stalls, serving refreshments at the Post Office gatherings and most famously acting as secretary for the village “Friendly Club'' while it was running; organising outings and social activities. They also had great pleasure watching their younger generation developing with four grandchildren plus four great-grandchildren. Sadly Molly was widowed around 19 years ago, and she herself had to leave Denton to be cared for at Adele House for the last three years of her life.
Our condolences and sympathy go to David and June and their families and grandchildren Karen, Angela, Andrew and Jonathan with the four great-grandchildren. Also to Bubbles and family who were very close in their relationship.