Elizabeth Gurden

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Elizabeth Mary Gurden
October 12, 1935 - March 9, 2018
Elizabeth Mary Gurden was born on October 12, 1935 in Bedford, England and passed away at the age of 82 on March 9, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family.
Elizabeth was a homemaker and loving wife and mother; she loved her children and family whole heartedly. She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church of Winton.
Elizabeth is survived by her husband of 63 years Jim F. Gurden and sisters, Jean Walker and Margaret Evans (Dennis). As well as her children Elizabeth Tacheira (Tony), Susan Avila (Sal), Carol Lariosa (Eugene), Deborah Straub, Denise Brown, Jim D. Gurden (Theresa), and Dereck Gurden (Kim). She also leaves behind 21 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Jessie Cockings. As well as her brothers, Ray and Derek Cockings and sister Jan Cockings.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home located at 1490 B Street Merced, California 95341. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at First Southern Baptist Church located at 7264 Myrtle Ave. Winton, California 95388 with Interment following at Winton District Cemetery located at 7651 Almond Ave. Winton, California 95388.

Published in Merced Sun Star on Mar. 13, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home
1490 B Street | Merced, CA 95340 | (209) 722-4191
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