Mar. 4, 1993 Ann Arbor Washtenaw County Michigan, USA
Gerry was the daughter of William J. and Loretta C. (Kennedy) Wallace. Her siblings were Marie Loretta Wallace, John Wallace, James Robert Wallace, and (Janet) Bette Wallace, all of whom preceded her in death. Another Wallace child, Billy, died at 2 days old in March, 1918. Gerry married Robert Stanley Carpenter Sr., on Oct. 7, 1943 at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Detroit. They had eight children, Christine Marie (Bunevich) Cannon; Elizabeth Ann Aseltyne; Robert Stanley Carpenter, Jr., John Wallace Carpenter; Kathleen Mary Powell; Gerianne Frances Coats; Patricia Loretta Carpenter Hiemstra; and Laurie Therese Gregory, all born in Detroit. In 1975 Gerry and Bob moved to Salem Township outside Ann Arbor, Michigan. Gerry died 15 minutes before midnight on March 4 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Superior Township, Michigan, with her two youngest children, Patricia and Laurie, by her side.
Note: The marker reflects the death date as March 4 while the death certificate says March 5. She died 15 minutes before midnight on March 4, but the doctor didn't call time of death until after midnight. Family saying is she Marched Forth on March 4th!