Information for Goldie Pearl Kaufman Gingrich
January, 1904 - 2 July, 1993
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Goldie Pearl (Kaufman) Gingrich, 89, of Glendale, AZ, and
formerly of Nampa, died Friday, July 2, 1993, at a Glendale,
AZ, hospital. Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m.
Monday, July 12, 1993, at the Nampa First Mennonite Church,
903 6th St. N., Private family interment will precede the
services at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
Goldie Pearl (Kaufman) Gingrich was born to Eli and
Magdaline Kaufman on Jan. 21, 1904, in Beaver Crossing,
Nebraska. At an early age the family moved to Crystal
Springs, Kansas and later of Hesston, Kansas. She was reared
and educated in Hesston where she graduated from Hesston
Academy in 1922. Goldie worked as a maid in Wichita until her
marriage. She met Ervin at a church social while visiting her
uncle in Oregon. When she returned to Kansas Ervin followed
and worked on her brothers farm until their marriage on April
10, 1926. They made their home in Wichita where Goldie was an
active member of the Woodland Mennonite Church, always serving
as the gracious hostess for visitors. Goldie and Ervin moved
to Hesston in 1954, and in the spring of 1959 moved to Nampa
to be near their two sons and grandchildren where they
remained until Nov. 1981 when they retired to Glencroft
Retirement Center in Glendale.
Goldie is survived by her husband, Ervin Gingrich,
Glendale, AZ; 3 sons, Clinton W. Gingrich, Mesa, AZ, Leon W.
"Bud" Gingrich, Meridian, ID, and Lyle D. Gingrich, Laguna
Niquel, CA: her older brother, Harry who is now 102 years old;
9 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Lulu,
and a brother, Jason.
The family suggests memorials to the Boise Rescue Mission,
520 Front St., Boise, ID 83701.
Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel on Sunday
from 1 to 9 p.m
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