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Lois Gertrude "Gertie" Darst Golden
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Birth: Sep. 1, 1915
Lake City
Modoc County
California, USA
Death: Apr. 8, 2011
Klamath Falls
Klamath County
Oregon, USA

Lois Gertrude "Gertie" Golden passed away on April 8, 2011, at Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls, Ore.

Gertie was born on Sept. 1, 1915, in Lake City, Calif. to Mildred M. and Harvey O. Darst. Following graduation in 1934 from Surprise Valley High School in Cedarville, Calif., she married Paul R. Golden in Reno, Nev. at the St. Thomas Cathedral. They were blessed with two children: William "Bill" and Donna.

From 1941 to 1945 Gertie operated the Harvey House, a boarding house for five Navy airplane training pilots in Lakeview, Ore. She cooked and waited tables at the restaurant Hotel Golden from 1946 to 1947. Later she became a bookkeeper at Farmers Exchange in Alturas until 1950, which eventually led her to bookkeeping for Henderson Motors in Alturas until 1954. Upon Paul's transfer to Klamath Falls, Gertie became owner and office manager of Klamath Disposal until 1975. Gertie built a 4-plex apartment house in Klamath Falls which she owned and operated from 1976 to 1997.

Gertie loved to dance. For over 10 years she was an active member of the "Swingers." A devout Catholic, Gertie was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick's Catholic Church on September 9, 1945. She attended St. James in Lakeview, and Sacred Heart in Alturas.

Leaving a large void in the family, she will be deeply missed by her children, six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
Her beloved husband preceded her in death in 1973. 
 
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 Parents:
  Harvey Orville Austin Darst (1887 - 1974)
  Mildred Mae Cloud Darst (1890 - 1990)
 
 Spouse:
  Paul Reg Golden (1913 - 1973)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lois Gertrude Darst Golden (1915 - 2011)
  James Edward Darst (1917 - 1993)*
  Mildred Opal Darst (1921 - 1922)*
  Edna Mary Darst Toney (1923 - 1998)*
  Dorothy Virginia Darst Lough (1931 - 1979)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cedarville Cemetery
Cedarville
Modoc County
California, USA
 
Created by: J
Record added: Apr 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68849438
Lois Gertrude Gertie <i>Darst</i> Golden
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Lois Gertrude Gertie <i>Darst</i> Golden
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Lois Gertrude Gertie <i>Darst</i> Golden
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