Lifelong Kenai resident Gertrude Frostad died at her home on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. She was 78.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at the Kenai Elks Lodge.
Mrs. Frostad was born Sept. 11, 1935 in Kenai.
Her family writes, "Gert, Mom, Grandmom, Sister, Friend was a lifetime Alaskan. She was an avid traveler, but Kenai was home. She was born, raised, and resided in Kenai her entire life. Gert was the cook for the Kenaitze Head Start program, where she was known as Ms. Gert, the cooker lady. She will be deeply missed by all who love her."
She was an active member of the Kenai Elks Lodge.
Mrs. Frostad was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Frostad; parents Victor and Madrona Segura; brothers, Edward and Victor Segura; and her son, William Coveyou.
She is survived by her brothers, Jim, Bill, Dave and Rick Segura; sisters, Clara Swan and Rita Smagge; children, Jimmy Coveyou, Debbie Coveyou, Virginia and James Fraase, and Carey and John Edwards; grandchildren, Jack, Dustin, and Willie Williams, Christopher Anderson, Sarah, Rachel, Kathryn, Anthony, and Katie Coveyou, Jarrod Edwards, Alisha, Erin, and Erica Smith, Jeffery and Autumn Taylor, John and Roxi Taylor, and Jamie and James Okane; and many more loved great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Condolences may be sent care of Debbie Coveyou, P.O. Box 295, Kenai, Alaska 99611.
Published in The Peninsula Clarion on Feb. 11, 2014