Gauthier, Elizabeth – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon

Mrs. Elizabeth L. Gauthier, 93, a retired homemaker of Cove, died Tuesday, August 22, following a short illness. Funeral services will be held Monday, Aug. 28, 1972, at the United Methodist Church at 10:30 a. m. with Rev. Dudley V. Johnson officiating. Interment will be in the Cove Cemetery.

Elizabeth L. Gauthier was born in Osakis County, Minn. on Sept. 21, 1878, the daughter or John and Alive Vanschoonhoven. On Dec. 26, 1900, she was married to Delo Gauthier in Cove, and had been a resident of Cove for 50 years. Mr. Gauthier preceded her in death on Nov. 23, 1963. She was a member of the Cove Methodist Church, WSCS, Royal Neighbors of America and Mt. Fannie Grange.

Survivors include one son, William Gauthier of La Crescenta, Calif, three daughters, Mrs. Gladys Day, Mrs. Chet (Alice) Godsey, and Miss Mildred Gauthier, all of Cove; nine grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

The Eastern Oregon Review, August 24, 1972:


Elizabeth L. Gauthier

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth L. Gauthier, 93, retired Cove homemaker, will be held at 10:30 a. m. Monday at the United Methodist Church of Cove. The Rev. Dudley V. Johnson will officiate and interment will be in Cove Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Dempsey’s Funeral Chapel.

Mrs. Gauthier died Tuesday at the local hospital after a short illness.

She was born Sept. 21, 1878, the daughter of John and Alice Vanschoonhoven, in Osakis County, Minn. Delo Gauthier and Elizabeth Vanschoonhoven were married in Cove on Dec. 26, 1900, and he preceded her in death Nov. 23, 1963.

She was a member of the Cove Methodist Church, W. S. C. S., Royal Neighbors of America, and the Mt. Fannie Grange.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Gladys Day, Mrs. Chet (Alice) Godsey and Miss Mildred Gauthier, all of Cove; a son, William Gauthier, LaCrescenta, Calif.; 9 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews and other relatives. One son Clyde preceded her in death in January 1971.

The La Grande Observer, August 24, 1972:
Contributed by: Holly Vonderohe

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