image of Gertrude Maurer
– Gertrude Helen Maurer – Dec 7, 1922 – June 25, 2003

We shall meet but we shall miss her
There will be one vacant chair
We shall linger to caress her
While we breathe our evening prayer.

Gertrude was a wonderful Christian lady who was also a mother, wife and artist who appreciated the simple things of life.

She died from diabetic complications. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Anton Maurer II and her elder sister Hazel Charlotte Dickson and her oldest son Michael Danny Turner who was a Vietnam War veteran.

She leaves behind her daughters, Linda Marie Pillay and Rose Ann Maurer and sons, Claude Anton Maurer III, Harry James and Karl Fredric Maurer. As well as nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

She also is survived by her sisters, Dorothy Virginia Coker, Ruby May Williams, Nancy Fern Conner and Georgie Lee Currier. Also one brother, Paul Amos Thompson.

A service was held at the Chapel of the Chimes on Sunday June 29, 2003, 4499 Piedmont Ave., next to Mountain View Cemetery, in Oakland. The family would appreciate donations made in Gertrude’s name and sent to the American Diabetes Association- Attention: ADA Web – P.O. Box 1833 – Merrifield, VA 22116.

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