Gertrude (Trudy) Flowers
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Trudy returned to her heavenly home Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009. Prior to her death Trudy received loving care at E. Dene Moore Care Center in Rifle. She was 90.
Trudy was born on Dec. 26, 1918 to August and Amelia Mundt (Meinke) on the family farm at Crete, Neb. She was baptized Gertrude Wilhelmina Mundt and received in full Communion at Bethlehem Lutheran Church by the solemn rite of Confirmation on May 15, 1932.
She graduated from the University of Nebraska and taught school in a one room school house. In 1942, she moved to California to work in the aircraft industry during World War II.
It was there that she met, fell in love with and married William (Bill) Flowers. It was Bill that began calling her Trudy and it stuck.
After the war they moved to Denver where they raised their family. Trudy worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs and The Housing and Urban Development Agency. In 1995, she moved to Rifle to be near her daughter’s family.
Trudy loved her Lord, her family, church family and friends. She celebrated life fervently and freely shared her love with everyone. She was a fun loving, energetic spirit that we will miss and fondly recall.
Trudy was preceded in death by her parents, August and Amelia Mundt; a still born child; husband, Bill Flowers; sisters, Laverne Mundt and Ruth Kahler; brothers, Victor and Mervin Mundt.
She is survived by her son, Roger (Wendy) Flowers; daughter, Susan (Doug) Toft; brother, Leon (Ruth E) Mundt; sister-in-laws, Ruth Mundt, Rose Foiles; grandchildren, Matt (Hiroko) Flowers, Amanda (Shane) David and William Toft; great grandsons, Noah and Jack Flowers; many nephews, nieces, cousins and dear friends.
A victory service celebrating her life will be held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 652 E. 5th St., Rifle, Co. on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, 10:30 a.m.
The family asks in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her name to Emmanuel Lutheran Church or Hospice of the Valley, P.O. Box 3768, Basalt, CO 81621.
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