|Birth: ||Jan. 13, 1906|
|Death: ||Mar. 16, 1987|
Marain W. Gerber, 81, Bonanza, died Monday in Bonanza.
Mrs. Gerber was born in Kansas to Harry and Dorothea Wortley in 1906.
She moved to Klamath Falls with her family during her early shool years and attended Riverside Elementary. She later graduated from Klamath County High School.
SHe worked at U.S. National Bank before attending busines college in Pittsburgh, Kan. She then returned to Klamath Falls, where she worked at COPCO, (California Oregon Power Co.)now Pacific Power & Light.
She was married to Henry C. Gerber in Klamath Falls June 18, 1932. He was instrumental in creating the first Taylor Grazing Act unit in the United States in Klamath County.
They ranched at Bly, Langell Valley, Horsefly and Red Bluff, Calif., and also maintained a home in Klamath Falls, where they raised three daughters.
Her husband preceded her in death Jan. 1, 1974.
Mrs. Gerber was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and, since 1949, P.E.O. Chapter A.U. She helped to organize the Klamth County CowBelles and served as that group's first secretary. She also enjoyed her Wednsday bridge group for more than 40 years.
During her later years, she and her husband spent part of their winters in Mexico. She also traveled to England, Europe and China.
Surivors include her daughters, Margaret Cheyne, Bonanza, Sylvia Bruce, Yuma, AZ, and Bonanza, and Marilyn Livingston, Bly; sister, Dorothea Jensen, Walnut Creek, Calif.; grandchildren, Henry and Alex Cheyne, Noel and Duncan Livingston, Miriam Lee, Katharine, David, Michael, Robert and Jeffrey Bruce and Constance Youngblood; four great-grandchildren; and a nephew.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Wortley, in 1936.
Harry Gregory Wortley (1879 - 1951)
Dorthea Frances Shaw Wortley (1882 - 1957)
Henry C Gerber (1904 - 1974)
Note: same stone as Henry C., see: Gerber and Campbell, David
Linkville Pioneer Cemetery
Created by: jeanie sawyer
Record added: Jul 15, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28300429