|Birth: ||Feb. 27, 1894|
|Death: ||Sep. 2, 1980|
Tiny Gertie as you were always called because you only weighed 75 lbs and was 4 Ft. 10" in height was the daughter of Annie Louise (Eddards) and Jacob Rohner.She was born in Overton in an adobe house that was later part of Mac's Bait Shop until he built the new shop. Her mother passed away a few days after she was born.Her father being heartbroken over the death of his wife abandoned her leaving her in the care of the midwife who delivered her, Susan Johnson, who raised her until she was sixteen.
When she was eighteen she and grandpa, Thomas Milton were married in the St. George Temple on 18 Sep 1912.. Grandma told me how they traveled by horse and buggy and it took them five days to make the round trip.The Indians were drinking and whooping it up as she always said so they had to spend one night in the Fort on the way to St George.They celebrated 59 years of marriage before grandpa passed away. In all the time I lived with them I never heard them say an unkind work to each other unless grandpa ate black licorice. Grandma could just not stand the smell of it and she would tell him to go outside.
Grandma was a nurse in Overton and being they did not have a hospital there at the time she opened her house up to being a maternity ward. She had 125 babies born there which included two of her grandchildren of which I was one of them.She was the midwife and delivered or helped deliver all of the babies.Then Southern Nevada Memorial Hospital opened a Branch Maternity Hospital and she worked there helping deliver another two hundred babies, some of them without the help of a doctor. One doctor with whom she worked, remarked several years later that she was one of the finest obstetrical nurses he had ever worked with.
She had a great love for babies. When she wasn't caring for babies at the hospital or one of her grandchildren; she always managed to care for the lambs born to the sheep she and grandpa raised.
She stayed very active after retiring at the green house that her son, Deloy had. She worked there as head transplanter and then would spend her afternoons quilting on quilts she made for her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was the oldest Overton native living there before she passed away.
She was the mother of five children who are now all deceased but her son Milton Deloy Andersen of Overton, NV. Her deceased children are Louise (Virl) Hickman, Reva (Andrew) Kujda, Viola (Ralph) McCleery, a son Thomas Orville who died as an infant and daughter in law Wynona Keller Andersen. Her mother and father are also deceased.
She had several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren that were born before she passed away.
Grandma was a charter member of Moapa Valley Unit 38 of the America Legion Auxiliary and served as unit chaplain for many years.She has always been a faithful LDS member, being active in the Overton Ward and in later years the Overton Second Ward. She was a compassionate worker for many years, both commercially and on her own.She was also a member of daughter of the Utah Pioneers.
Funeral services were held on Saturday Sept 6, 1980 at the Overton Ward Chapel. Pall Bearers were John Lewis, Gene Marshall, Stacey Cooper, Terry Andersen, David Andersen, Stephen Andersen. Honorary Pallbearers were Mendis Cooper, Michael Lewis, Thomas McCleery, John McCleery, Robert McCleery, Dean Andersen, Vaughn Pulsipher, James Kohl, Andrew Kujda, Jr. and Donald Browning
We miss you so very much grandma. You will always be in our hearts and memories. We know you are happy now as you are with grandpa and your children (all but Uncle Deloy)
and you have finally gotten to meet the mother and daddy you never knew.
A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO JANE EUBANKS FOR SPONSORING MY GRANDMA.
Thank you to all who visit my grandma's memorial. I try to get back to each one personally but sometime I may miss one. It is very much appreciated though when you visit her.
Abraham Jacob Rohner (1864 - 1923)
Annie Louise Eddards Rohner (1875 - 1894)
Thomas Milton Andersen (1885 - 1971)*
Louise Andersen Hickman (1913 - 2009)*
Reva Andersen Kujda (1916 - 1986)*
Viola Andersen McCleery (1918 - 1992)*
Milton Deloy Andersen (1923 - 2016)*
Thomas Orvil Andersen (1929 - 1929)*
Pioneer Hill Cemetery
Created by: gabbybug
Record added: Nov 25, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23094695