Gertrude Carruth Cherry

June 25, 1932 - August 10, 2018

Gertrude Cherry

Gertrude Carruth Cherry, 86, of Beaumont, died Friday, August 10, 2018. She was born on June 25, 1932, in Avollyes Parish, Louisiana, but spent most of her life in Beaumont, a town she deeply loved.

Gertrude’s greatest passions were her family, friends, church, civic organizations and politics. She was an active member of the Democratic Party, League of Women Voters and the Garden Club, and served for many years on the executive board of Land Manor Halfway House. Most people would describe Gertrude as “spunky” or “a pistol.” She performed countless charitable acts, many that were well known but even more that she did privately.

She is survived by her son, Dr. Daniel Cherry, and daughter in law, Dr. Maria Gibson, of Scottsdale, Arizona; her grandson, Christian Cherry, of Tempe, Arizona and brother, Claude Carruth, of Lumberton, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Richard Cherry, a long-time professor at Lamar University.

A memorial service for Mrs. Cherry will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 27, 2018, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 680 Calder Avenue, Beaumont. Her cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.

Memorial Service
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
680 Calder Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Monday, August 27, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Broussard's Crematorium
5150 Stivers Street Beaumont, TX 77705

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  • Charles Kelly

    25 August 2018 at 19:24 | #

    My sincere condolences to the family. Praying for peace in your time of sorrow. I will be truly miss Gertrude.


  • Judy Schuldt

    25 August 2018 at 18:06 | #

    I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend. With heartfelt sympathy, sending prayers of comfort and peace to Dan, Maria, Christian, Claude and Gertrude's extended family. She loved you all.


  • Warren and Deedra Johns

    25 August 2018 at 18:00 | #

    Sending prayers of comfort to all of Gertrude's family and friends. She was very dear to our family. She was generous, kind and loving to us. We will miss her deeply.


  • NL

    20 August 2018 at 22:45 | #

    My sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. May you all seek God for comfort, peace, strength and support (2 Cor 1:3).


  • Ann Montgomery

    15 August 2018 at 18:59 | #

    Gertrude was a Charisse’s friend and an awesome lady. I will miss her!


  • Judy Detrick

    14 August 2018 at 23:29 | #

    She will surly be missed. Been a friend fora long time , Sure will miss talking to her and eating lunch together. RIP my friend.


  • Ruth Willard Aubey

    14 August 2018 at 23:09 | #

    Gertrude and I were lunch buddies and often shared coffee Tuesday afternoon at Market Basket with the '"fellows." We were Yellow Dog Democrats - often in a sea of red. I will miss Gertrude and her texts and lunches and visits and seeing her in her spot on the aisle at church Sunday mornings.


  • Brenda Petkovsek Bean

    14 August 2018 at 19:37 | #

    I always enjoyed visiting with Gertrude, she played bridge with my mom, she was always on the go. I always saw her in church. God Bless, and my prayers are with the family
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