Gertrude Van Metre

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, in the International of Odd Fellows Cemetery in The Dalles for Gertrude Van Metre Seibel, who died Sept. 21 at age 94.

Gertrude Eakin was born Dec. 25, 1909, in Philomath. She was a cook for Spookies pizza restaurant in The Dalles. She moved in 1977 to Hubbard and in 2002 to Gresham. In 1927, she married Francis M. Van Metre; he died in 1974. She married Ervin Seibel in 1978; he died in 1999.

Survivors include her daughters, Dorothy Tyler and Beverly Foster; sons, Walter Van Metre, Ron Van Metre and John Van Metre; sisters, Emma J. Smith and Leta Boitnot; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

From: The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon - October 9, 2004.

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