Information for Goldie Pearl Kaufman Gingrich

21 January, 1904 - 2 July, 1993

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

July, 1993
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Goldie Gingrich

    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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