Gertrude Katherine Nurre



Gertrude Katherine Nurre, known as Trudy , was born January 30, 1922, in San Mateo, Calif. She passed away on March 21, 2009, in Crescent City, Calif. There will be a graveside service on Friday, March 27, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. at Memory Gardens Memorial Park, 1395 Arnold Lane, Medford, OR. A Celebration of Life will follow at the Broad House, 575 Applegate St. Jacksonville, OR.

Gertrude Katherine Harlan was born in San Mateo, Calif. She was raised in Los Angeles, Calif., by her beloved Aunt and Uncle. She married Richard Henry Nurre in Los Angeles, Calif., on July 26, 1947. She was a homemaker and raised two daughters in Whittier, Calif. She was a fun loving spirit. Had a witty sense of humor. She enjoyed a good mystery, and was an avid reader. She was a world traveler, enjoyed discovering new places.

She received her AA in psychology at Rio Hondo Community College, Whittier, CA at the age of 52. She was fluent in spanish and enjoyed many trips to Mexico. She loved nature and especially the Pacific Northwest. She had a hobby of collecting many antiques. She enjoyed a good cookie from time to time. Richard and Trudy retired to Jacksonville, Ore., in 1984, where they owned an old historical house, known as the Broad house. They continued to travel to their mountain home in Idyllwild, Calif., during the winters until Richard's death in August of 1996. She remained in Jacksonville volunteering at the senior thrift shop in Jacksonville twice a week.

She leaves behind and is loved by her daughters, Lynda Nurre, Placerville, Calif., Suzanne Nurre and husband Michael Laslovich, Gasquet, Calif.; grandchildren, Michael Erskine, Medford, Ore., Jeromy Jeffery and wife Amy, Medford, Ore., Jennifer Laslovich and husband Brad Schaeffer, Blasdell, N.Y., Christina Decker and husband Shawn, Eagle Point, Ore.; and great-grandchildren, Nicole Jeffery, Ryan Erskine, Landon and Davis Decker. Her two favorite canine friends, Rascal and Luna too! She will be dearly missed, but will live on in all of us.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wier's Mortuary Chapel of Crescent City, Calif.