Gertrude L. Andrus Danna

Gertrude L. Andrus Danna, 92, of Vidor, died Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born on May 6, 1920 in Crowley, Louisiana, to Etha Faulk Andrus and Milton R. Andrus. Gertrude was a dedicated wife to Frank for sixty-nine years and mother to her eight children. She continued her care and commitment to her multitude of grandchildren, great- grandchildren, and great- great- grandchildren. Gertrude had a great desire for making things and giving them away to family and friends. She was an artist of many mediums from crochet, knit and tatting, to designing and sewing clothes, to making and painting ceramics. Many of which she won awards. Even though she only completed up to the 8th grade in school, she was a self taught avid reader, learned to drive in her forties and learned to swim later in life. Gertrude became a teacher in her later years to share her talents with others with exercising, crochet, and ceramic classes at the Best Years Center in Beaumont. She was a very active and dedicated Catholic, as you can tell by her eight children. Gertrude touched many lives with her spirit and drive. She will be missed by many. Survivors include her children, Frank P. Danna and his wife, Glenda, of Lufkin; Judy Danna of Vidor; Milton Danna and his wife, Cinda, of Jasper; Michael Danna and his wife, Rene, of LaBelle; John Danna and his wife, Connie, of Kountze; Clara Downs and her husband, Brad, of Vidor; Carmello Danna and his wife, Geneva, of Lumberton; and Carlo Danna and his wife, Linda, of Bridge City; eighteen grandchildren; thirty-five great- grandchildren; and two great- great- grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank P. Danna, Jr. A Christian Vigil for Mrs. Danna will begin at 6:00 p.m., with a gathering of her family and friends to follow until 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 21, 2012, at Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, December 22, 2012, at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, 700 Jefferson Street, Beaumont, with interment to follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made to , P.O. Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, Tennessee 38148. Complete and updated information may be found www.broussards1889.com

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Broussard's Mortuary
2000 McFaddin Street Beaumont, TX 77701
(409) 832-1621

Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Dec. 21, 2012