Obituary - Gertrude Kent Wingfield


WINGFIELD, Gertrude Kent Age 81, passed away on August 25, 2005, in Lebanon, Oregon, after a long illness. She was born in Roseburg, Oregon, on June 14, 1924, to Robert and Lucie White Kent. Gertrude grew up in Roseburg and attended Roseburg High School. During WW II she worked in the shipyards in Portland, Oregon, where she met William Wingfield. They married on October 4, 1943, in Vancouver, Washington. Gertrude and William worked at numerous Oregon Fish hatcheries, including Rock Creek, Alsea and Roaring River where they retired and built their dream home. She moved to Lebanon in the 1980s. She was involved in Cub Scouts, Bluebirds, Pinochle Club, Rebecca Lodge, American Legion and the Elks Lodge. She also enjoyed making Christmas wreaths and swags and helping her husband in the fish hatcheries. Gertrude was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William in 1984; her son, Kenneth in 1996; two brothers, Robert and Kenneth Kent, and one great-grandchild. Gertrude is survived by her daughter, Linda Gaines, Scio, Oregon; grandchildren, Shannon and Ryan Gaines; Kent and Colin Wingfield; and great-granddaughter, Ashley Gaines; nephew, Jerry Kent; and sister-in-law, Mary Kent Hart of Roseburg; niece, Janet Fryback of Springfield, Oregon; sister-in-law, Mary Ellarae Kent of Lebanon; and many numerous relatives. Services were held on Tuesday, August 30, 2005, in Scio. Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society.