Gertrude Barber "Gert" SMITH

SMITH, Gertrude Barber "Gert" 93, of Gulfport, passed away on Aug. 15, 2013. She relocated to Gulfport in 1995 from South Windsor, CT, where she was a member of First Congregational Church. Gert graduated from Morse College. She was a docent at the Gulfport Historical Museum, active in the Gulfport Garden Club and delivered "Meals-on-Wheels" into her late 80's. Gert will be missed by daughters, Linda Sagese (Michael), Valerie Smith-Cairns (David), Autumn Bowers (Donna Ruck); sons, Terry (Sharon), Brian (Elaine) and Mark; sister, Ruth Breen; sisters-in-law, Thelma Bengts-on and Jean Smith; eight grandchildren; 12 great-gran-dchildren; many nieces; nephews; and dear friends. Her family will hold a remembrance of her life soon. For full obituary and service information, visit

Published in the Tampa Bay Times from Aug. 23 to Aug. 25, 2013