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...Bertha C. Gochnour
...Bertha Christen Gochnour
, age 100, long time resident of Salt Lake City, passed away Monday, December 17, 2001 at a care home in Payette, Idaho. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, December 27, 2001 at Larkin Sunset Lawn Mortuary, 2350 E. 13th South, Salt Lake City, UT. Burial will follow at Larkin Sunset Lawn Cemetery.Local arrangements are under the direction of Larkin Sunset Lawn Mortuary. Bertha
was born on February 3, 1901 at Parrot, Montana, the eighth of 11 children born to Mathias and Margaret Gremm Christen.
...Bertha graduated from high school and then attended Albion Normal School.She
taught school for two years before marrying Clyde F. Gochnour on June 18, 1922.Eight children were born to the family. They resided in Burley until 1956 when Clyde's illness forced him from the postal service and dairying to their new home in Salt Lake City.Following Clyde's death in 1969, Bertha remained in Salt Lake where she was an active supporter of the Utah Symphony, the First Baptist Church, and served as a mentor for Laubach Literacy Students. Bertha
is survived by eight children and their spouses, Jean and Bill Peterson of Fruitland, ID; Everett and Irma Gochnour; Bryce and Lu Gochnour; and Beverly and Wayne Johnson all of Boise; Ralph and Rosie Gochnour of Salt Lake
City; David and Leola Gochnour of Houston, TX; Ruth and Buster Goode of Rupert, ID; and Joyce and Wayne Christenson of Los Altos, CA; two sisters, Ruth Cannon of Butte, MT; and Margie Hunter of Lewistown, MT. Numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren of which many were able to attend her
100th Birthday last February.She
is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Bertha's family expresses sincere appreciation for the compassionate and loving care she
received from Royal Villa Care Center staff in Payette, Idaho. Memorials may be made to your favorite charity, the Utah Symphony, or the First Baptist Church-Salt Lake City.