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Minta Ethel White Byers
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Birth: Nov. 18, 1897
Fruita
Mesa County
Colorado, USA
Death: Apr. 21, 1981
Rangely
Rio Blanco County
Colorado, USA

Minta E. Gerry, 83, of Rangely, who died Tuesday, April 21, 1981, at Rangely District Hospital, was a resident of Fruita for much of her life. She was the wife of Guy G. Gerry.

She moved to Rangely in 1947 to work in the postoffice, was later appointed postmaster. The Gerrys were married in Meeker on December 31, 1948.

Her first husband, Fred A. Byers, died December 27, 1941. They had farmed in the Fruita area since 1915.

She was a member of the Fruita Methodist Church and a 65-year member of the Fruita Rebekah Lodge.

In Rangely, she attended the Baptist Church and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star.

Mrs. Gerry was born Minta Ethel White, November 18, 1897, in Fruita, a member of a pioneer family which settled in this area in 1886. She attended Rangely and Fruita schools and Colorado University at Boulder.

Surviving in addition to her husband are one daughter, Joyce E. Smith of Fruita; two sons, Leland J. Byers of Dillon and Gordon F. Byers of Rangely; three step-sons, Bruce Gerry of Green River, Wyoming, Clark Gerry of Lutchfield Park, Arizona, and Leonard Gerry of Paonia; one step-daughter, Mrs. Raymond White of Ogden, Utah; 27 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

McLean's Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Printed in the Daily Sentinel ~ April 23, 1981
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Paton White (1861 - 1913)
  Ala Ellen Goss Kilby (1876 - 1971)
 
 Spouses:
  Frederick Albert Byers (1886 - 1941)
  Guy Gilbert Gerry (1896 - 1982)
 
 Children:
  William Albert Byers (1916 - 1970)*
  Max Reed Byers (1918 - 1958)*
  Leland John Byers (1919 - 1999)*
  Joyce E. Byers Thorpe (1924 - 2010)*
  Gordon Frederick Byers (1940 - 2014)*
 
 Siblings:
  Charles Paton White (1894 - 1975)*
  Baby Boy White (1896 - 1896)*
  Minta Ethel White Byers (1897 - 1981)
  William Faye White (1900 - 1965)*
  John Franklin White (1902 - 1910)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Fruita
Mesa County
Colorado, USA
 
Created by: Joanne
Record added: Oct 04, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42691415
Minta Ethel <i>White</i> Byers
Added by: Joanne
 
Minta Ethel <i>White</i> Byers
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Thinking of you today. May you be surrounded with God's blessings,
- Joanne
 Added: Feb. 19, 2012
 
 
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