Gatrude Wrixon

Gatrude Wrixon

Gatrude Wrixon departed this earth for her eternal resting place on July 24, 2018 at Auburn Ravine Terrace in Auburn, Calif. Gatrude Anne Haviland was born on Feb. 21, 1936 to the late Sanford Fones and Edith Lena Bailey Haviland in Narrowsburg, N.Y. She had seven brothers and graduated from Rye High School, N.Y. Gatrude retired from Mt. Kisco (NY) Medical Group after 31 years; as a well-liked, dedicated and a hard worker.
Gatrude was a devoted mother to her five children, the family historian, enjoyed country music, crocheting, baseball (a die-hard Yankee fan), reading the Bible and sent cards to her many relatives and friends across the country.
Gatrude is preceded in death by her brothers Sanford, Leonard, Richard and William, daughter Debora Jean Friar and son Gordon John Wrixon Jr. She is survived by her children Edith Jessica (Robert) Ritchie, Terri Anne (David) O'Brien and Roger Harry Giles (Marianne) Wrixon, 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. on August 18, 2018 at Pioneer United Methodist Church, 1338 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gatrude's name to PUMC for the Gathering Inn Ministry

Published in Auburn Journal on Aug. 16, 2018