Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon

Gertrude Jean Hess, 59, of 123 Union St., Walla Walla, died June 21, 1981 at Portland’s St. Vincent Hospital.

Mrs. Hess was born July 19, 1921, in Criterion, Oregon to Peter and Birtha Herling Kirsch. She attended Criterion and Maupin schools and graduated from Oregon State University in Corvallis.

She married W. John Hess June 9, 1946. She was a teacher in Enterprise and a homemaker. She was a member of Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Christian Womens Club and Engineers Wives.

Mrs. Hess is survived by her husband, at home; three sons, Dan and Mark Hess, both of Walla Walla and Lee Hess of Portland; two brothers, Theodore Kirsch of Myrtle Point, Oregon and Paul Kirsch of Roseburg; and two grandchildren.