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Gertrude Parton

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 20th, 2012

Gertrude Parton
Gertrude Parton, 96, of Newport, Ore., died Nov. 15, 2012 at her home.

She was born May 15, 1916 to Daniel and Elizabeth (Cotter) Strickler in Lebanon, Ore. Gertrude was born and raised in the Lebanon area and married Chet Parton on Sept. 1, 1938 in Lebanon. She and Chet moved to Newport in 1946 and spent the remainder of their lives there working and raising a family.

She was the co-owner of a petroleum products distribution company and belonged to the Agate Beach Golf Club, Newport Elkettes, and Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital Auxiliary.

Gertrude enjoyed arts and crafts, beachcombing, cooking, bowling, and many outdoor sports, but she especially loved golf.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chet Parton; five sisters; and two brothers.

She is survived by daughters, Sharron (Gerry) Miller of Newport and Sandra (Greg) Barnette of Lynden, Wash.; grandsons, Greg (Andrea) Gauntlett of Cheyenne, Wyo., David Gauntlett of Taos, N.M. and Henry Gauntlett of Asheville, N.C.; granddaughters, Angie (Mike) Monday of Bend and Cary Barnette (Justin) Langenberg of Chicago; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Bateman Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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