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Information for Gertrude Alice Young
5 May, 1888 14 April, 1987
From the Press Tribune,
dated April, 1987
Contributed by Becky Nelson

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Gertrude Young

      Graveside services for Gertrude Alice Young, 98, of Caldwell, who died Tuesday, April 14, in a Caldwell nursing home of natural causes, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
     The Rev. Ray Thompson of the United Methodist Church will officiate under the direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.  Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the Caldwell United Methodist Church.
     Mrs. Young, a homemaker, was born May 5, 1988, at Kirksville, Mo., to Luther Meade and Susan Cicie Hibbard Willis.  She was educated in the Missouri State Normal School in Kirksville and taught school in Missouri and North Dakota.
     She married John B. Young Feb. 10, 1909 at Kirksville.  They lived in Colorado and Rupert before coming to Caldwell in 1938.
     She was a member of the Dirt Gardeners Club, the Caldwell Forward Club, the Yonettes, the Caldwell Senior Citizens and the United Methodist Church.
     She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, reading, walking, traveling and raising flowers.  She wrote poetry, winning in the State Senior Talent Contest in 1979 and 1980.
     She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Art Vanslyke of Wilder; two sons and daughters-in-law, John W. and Teene Young of Canoga Park, Calif., and Stanton and Norma Young of Seattle, Wash.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by her husband in 1970, a brother, a sister, a daughter and a granddaughter.
     Memorials may be made to the Ann Vanslyke Scholarship Fund at the Caldwell United Methodist Church or t o a favorite charity.     Friends may call today until 8 p.m. at the Caldwell Flahiff chapel.