Frances “Gerry” Gardenhire

February 1922 – November 2011

Gerry was born in Macomb, Oklahoma to John and Jerusha Price in 1922, and passed away of natural causes at the age of 89. She was married for 68 years to Neal Gardenhire until his passing in 2009. Gerry owned and operated Gardenhire’s Draperies in Ceres for 40 years. She was very active while they lived in Ceres; she was the founder of Ceres 4-H Club, member of the First Baptist Church and worked with the Ceres Historical Society.

She is survived by her children Neal (Jill) Gardenhire of WA, Rozann (Harold) Densmore of Pleasanton, CA, John (Karen) Gardenhire of Marina, CA and Susan Sanders of WA; sister Mildred Blevins of Porterville, CA; nine grandchildren;17 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Memorial contributions can be made in her memory to Covenant Village Benevolent Fund, 2125 N Olive Ave, Turlock, CA 95382 or Hospice of Emanuel, 825 Delbon Ave, Turlock, CA 95382. A Memorial Service will be held at Covenant Village – Berg Hall on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.
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