- 85 years old
- Date of birth: Mar 9, 1928
- Date of passing: Nov 11, 2013
|Let the memory of Gretchen be with us forever|
"Happy Birthday Gretchen! I wish we could be sitting around the dining table singing to you. You were a beautiful woman."
"Happy Birthday, Mom. I think of you every day."
"I have so many good memories of a smiling Gretchen . From the time I first met her and Vern in Salt Lake until the last time I saw her many years later I always found her to be loving and kind . What a wonderful sister in law she was !"
"Happy birthday Gretchen. I think about you every day. Rest in peace with Vern. I love you both."
"Happy Birthday, Mom. I miss you every day."
"Happy Birthday Grandma. Miss you."
"Thinking of Mom today on her birthday. Missed so very much."
"There are so many things I will miss, the constant stream of fresh baked goods, or getting the giggles over something that isn't even that funny and having that turn into uncontrollable side-splitting laughter, but what I will miss the most are the conversations. Any idea, or problem, or just simple advice she would approach with such kindness, understanding, humor and Love."
"To the best grandma. You were so kind and generous. I learned so much from you. Also, you were the only person I knew that could out-shop me! I will miss our marathon visits to the mall, baking, sketching pictures, playing cards, and chatting while eating sweets(almost always chocolate, of course)."
"I have known and loved Gretchen as a mother for 38 years. She was always so kind, loving, and accepting that I am afraid that I took her caring nature for granted and didn't let her know how much I loved and appreciated her. I had many chances to express those feelings, but I let the moments pass idly by. I tried to make up for those shortcomings in the final years of her life by expressing my affection during a time when I wasn't sure if these belated offerings of gratitude could even be understood. I would only have wanted her to feel in some small way what a treasured and beloved woman she will always be to us all."
"Wishing all the family the comfort and peace from the Holy Spirit. I know Gretchen through her wonderful family!"
"The immediate family was asked to provide a word to describe Gretchen. Their words are a wonderful description of a remarkable woman. Some couldn't use just on word. They are:
Artist, Persistent, Caring, Hospitable, Cookies, Dear, Benevolent, Kind & Forgiving, Musician, Sweet, Beloved & Gracious & Tenderhearted, Comfort, and Nurturing."
"grandma was the best person i have ever met brcause she was caring and when ever you needed somthing all you had to do was ask her and she was caring im goingto miss her alot love ya grandma..:)
love you lot Michaela<3"
"My grandma was the best grandma anyone could ask, she was caring, and was always the one you could run too when you needed help. Im going to miss her alot!
Love you Grandma(: Amy!<3"
"Cathy asked for words to describe Grandma. I said cookies. I chose this word not only because she made the best, but because for me it symbolizes the warmth and love that she always showed. Sitting on Grandmas lap sharing a fresh, warm cookie with her loving arms around me will always be the best memory. I love you Grandma."
"Aunt Gret had the most beautiful, non-judgemental, kind, warm and loving spirit I have known. She was a true nurturer and I am blessed beyond measure to have known and loved her. I know I will hear her laugh in my heart frequently. Especially when I am around Cathy. She has her mother's laugh :-) Love to you, my dear family. Terrie"
"My brother Matthew and I would drive through Boise on our way to weiser, Idaho almost every summer, and on several occasions gretchen and Vernon opened their home to us and gave us a place to spend the night and eat a hot meal. I will remember Gretchen as a very kind and welcoming person, and we will miss her."
"We never had an opportunity to meet Gretchen, but the tributes written here are clearly show she was a warm and loving Mom, Aunt, Grandma, Sister and friend. The kind of person we should all aspire to be. Our thoughts are with her family and friends. Cindy & Bob Cooper/Peoria Arizona"
"My favorite utterance: "Aunt Gret". How cool is that. When I was a boy, around my birthday, I would check the mail every day knowing there would be a birthday card from Aunt Gret and Uncle Vern with a crisp dollar bill inside; and a note written by Aunt Gret in that handwriting that was uniquely hers. Great family, great memories."
"God bless you all during this memorial time. Your mom and grandma left a loving legacy in your lives."
"So much love. So much kindness. So much warmth. Aunt Gret was also funny. She made me laugh. She is missed."
"I miss you very much. Thank you for all the things you did for me.
You were the best great grandma ever!"
I miss your voice & I miss your smile.
Your warm hugs, gentle words and kind heart.
Thank you for all of the wonderful memories"
"One Very Nice Lady. I liked her the very first time I met her.
Hugs to all from Medford."
"Gretchen was the best sister-in-law anyone could wish for. Always cheerful, helpful and we sisters were soooo happy our brother found such a great wife. She will be sorely missed by everyone who knew her."
"In tribute to my Mom, Gretchen, who was the kindest, sweetest person. The best Mom anyone could wish for."
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