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 Gertrude Ann <I>Couch</I> Dilley

Gertrude Ann Couch Dilley

Minnesota, USA
Death 19 Oct 1979 (aged 101)
Lane County, Oregon, USA
Burial Springfield, Lane County, Oregon, USA
Memorial ID 117585879 · View Source
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Gertrude Ann Dilley, who celebrated her 101st birthday five months ago at McKenzie Manor Nursing Home, died Friday.

Mrs. Dilley was born Gertrude Ann Couch in Cleveland, MN., on May 23, 1878. After attending public schools in Cleveland, Mrs. Dilley was graduated from the teachers' college in Mankato, Minn., then taught in a one-room country school.

She married Amos Dilley in 1898 and the couple lived in Minnesota until moving to Cheney, Wash., with their first child in 1906. they lived on a homestead in Adams County, southwest of Spokane, until starting a farm near Goshen (Oregon) in 1908.

Mrs. Dilley lived on the Gosben farm for 60 years and reared nine children. She and her late husband were charter members of the Goshen Grange, and Mrs. Dilley was honored as a 50 year member in 1978.

She also was a member of the First Christian Church of Pleasant Hill.

She is survived by two sons and five daughters: Harold Dilley of Eugene, Maurice Dilley of Pleasant Hill, Blanche Peterson of Portland, Georgia Puckett of Seattle, Lucille Plunkett of Tigard, Gertrude Torbik of Tigard and Nina McKeen of Corvallis.

She also is survived by four brothers and two sisters, all in their 90's: Jenny Miller of Cheney, Wash.; Redden Couch of Port Angeles, Wash.; George Couch of Cashmere, Wash.; Mahlon Couch of Bend; Melvin Couch of Waterville, and Bernice Hansen of Cottage Grove.

The funeral is set for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 23, at Buell Chapel in Springfield.

Eugene Register-Guard,
October 21, 1979,
page 44
Eugene, Oregon

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Gertrude Ann Couch Dilley (3 May 1878–19 Oct 1979), Find A Grave Memorial no. 117585879, citing Mount Vernon Pioneer Cemetery, Springfield, Lane County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Dean Milton PETTIS (contributor 47395746) .