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Memorial created 10-22-1997 by
Gertrude Gates
May 15 1929 - August 1 1996


This beautiful woman was born in Brandon, Mississippi on May 15th 1929 to her parents James and Susan. She attended boarding school at Pineywood in Mississippi and graduated from Oakland Technical High School In Oakland, California.

She was a devoted and inspiring employee of the U.S. Postal Service for over 30 years!

Crocheting, baking, reading, and solving crossword puzzles were her favorite hobbies. But, the thing she did best was care, inspire, and love her children and grandkids!

We can't describe the incredible concept of what a great "Mama" she was. The shy grin....her stern but soft southern voice....her eagerness to help financially...her incomparable love and patience. Everyday we try and take a small facet of what made this exquisite lady wonderful. All in all? WE THANK YOU MAMA! And, through all our times in the future we will love you. See you at HIS feet.
--Kim and Family
Chico, California



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