SOUTH PARIS — Gertrude B. Gaugler, 91, of South Paris, died early Friday morning at the Maine Veterans Home.
She was born in Jonesport, Jan. 26, 1921, the daughter of George O. and Almeda W. Cummings Beal. She attended Jonesport schools and graduated from Jonesport High School. She attended beautician school in Portland and operated a beauty shop out of her parents’ home. She faithfully served her country as a sergeant in the Army.
On May 2, 1944, she married John R. Gaugler Jr.; he died March 20, 2005, after 60 years of marriage. She had worked at Burnham-Morrill Co., Cornwall Wood Products and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Congregational Church in Jonesport, was worthy matron five times of Jefferson Chapter Order of the Eastern Star. She was Maine’s grand representative of the O.E.S. to the state of Louisiana, a member of the PTA, the Birthday Club, the VFW Auxiliary and a life member of Foster-Carroll American Legion Post No. 72. She taught Sunday school, enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing and cross stitch.
She is survived by her family, three daughters, Linda Record and her husband, Richard, of South Paris, Anita Tripp and her husband, Luther, of Lincoln, and Betty Deegan and her husband, Henry, of Cape Elizabeth; a son, Kurtz and his wife, Julita, of Titusville, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her sisters, Velma Kelly, Cecelia Dobbins, Ola Woodward, Blanche Beal and Juanita Allen.
Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.chandlerfunerals.com.