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Mrs. Ida M. Gerard, 91, a former Ellensburg resident, died Wednesday at the Central Memorial Hospital in Toppenish. She had been in the hospital one day, having been in the Parkside Sanitarium in Toppenish since March 21.
She was born July 26, 1866, in Covington, Kentucky. She was married to Joseph N. Gerard in Mt. Vernon, Ill. in 1884. He preceded her in death in February, 1938 in Los Angeles. Mrs. Gerard came to Ellensburg from Mt. Vernon in 1888, moved to Spokane in 1901, to Wapato in 1916, to Detroit, Mich. in 1923, to Seattle in 1925, returned to Ellensburg in 1941 and lived in Ellensburg and Wapato from 1941 to 1947 after which she made her home in Wapato.
While in Ellensburg she was active in Presbyterian Women’s organizations. She was a former member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Survivors include one son, Kenneth W. Gerard of Wapato, and one brother, C. Fred HALL, Grants Pass., Ore.
Funeral services will be held in the Evenson Chapel Saturday May 17 at 1 p.m. Dr. L.M. Arksey will officiate. Burial will follow in the IOOF Cemetery.
Ellensburg Daily Record, May 15 1958
Contributed by: Sasha Honig