Gertrude Matthews Schwartz, 95, of Galveston, passed away, Friday, November 20, 2015, at The Meridian, in Galveston. Gertrude was born May 17, 1920, in Houston, Texas, to Edwin Arnold, Sr. and Lillie Bell Arnold. Gertrude was of the Christian Faith and always ready to give a helping hand to others. She worked many years as an insurance agent and a real estate agent. Gertrude is preceded in death by her parents, her husbands: Richard Louis Matthews and Donald E. Schwartz, two sons: Richard Arnold Matthews and Charles Robert Matthews; two brothers: Edwin Arnold, Jr and Edward Arnold. Gertrude is survived by one daughter: Mary Anne Matthews Kannard; five grandsons: Lance Richard Kannard, Scott Matthew Kannard, Travis Matthews, Jason Matthews and Michael Matthews; five Great Grandchildren: Vanessa Hayes, Tiffany Baumeister, Lance Richard Kannard, Jr., Kristen Kannard and Sarah Kannard; four Great Great Grandchildren: Bryce, Benjamin, Joshua and Valerie. A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at James Crowder Funeral Home, La Marque. A graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at Forrest Park Lawndale Cemetery, Houston, Texas, with interment following.