Hi Mary, A Wanda Newsum Gum Born: 23 April 1893, Illinois Died: 5 Oct 1982, Santa Barbara Co., CA Mother's Maiden Name: Silchenmyer Father's Surname: Newsum Source: California Death Index 1940-97.
If you don't have a copy of her obituary, try looking in Santa Barbara Co. There is an obituary volunteer at Random Acts Genealogical Kindness. Go to raogk.org Choose California Click on S Scroll down to Santa Barbara Co. and choose Kim
If that doesn't work out, contact the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society, sbgen.org/Researcher.php .
A Clarence E. Gum Born: 17 Jan 1890, Bond, Illinois Residence: 722 South Fourth, Greenville, Illinois Occupation: Self-employed in Greenville Nearest Relative: E. R. Gum Source: U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards 1942.
It appears that Clarence and Wanda had parted ways by then.
If you don't have a copy of Clarence's obituary, use RAOGK and to find a volunteer in Davis Co., Utah. You can also do a Google Search on Davis County Utah Public Library and ask if they provide obituaries.
I found a Robert C. Gum Born: 1922, Illinois Residence: Menard Co., Illinois Enlisted: 23 Oct 1942, Peoria, Illinois Education: 4 years high school Civil Occupation: semiskilled routemen Marital Status: single without dependents Source: U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records 1938-46.
This MIGHT be your Robert. I know the birth year doesn't match but for some reason that does happen on these records.
I'd look for his obituary either in RAOGK or Google the Houston Public Library. Successful Searching!