Gertrude Matthews Schwartz

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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.

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  1. Gertrude has been a part of my life as long as I can remember, and I have always appreciated her positive spirit. Her parents lived two doors from us when I was a baby in Houston, and they cared for me sometimes when they also had Gertrude’s daughter Mary Anne. Mary Anne became my lifelong friend. Even after we moved to Texas City Mary Anne’s family all always welcomed me and went to great lengths to make sure we were able to spend time together.
    During her last years of life, Gertrude was blessed to have her devoted family helping take care of her and her needs. Grandson Scott became a live-in companion and caregiver, while Mary Anne made frequent trips from Houston to visit and keep her business affairs in order. Grandson Lance also came from Louisiana to help when needed. We will all miss Gertrude!

    Nancy Bedford
  2. As we mourn the loss of a very dear friend, please accept our deepest sympathy.

    Phil & Betty Lipoma
  3. An amazing woman, an amazing life….my deepest condolences.

    Lisa Daughtry
  4. We are so sorry for your loss. Emerson’s

    Thomas Emerson
  5. Gertrude was an interesting & colorful Lady–we will miss her! We send our sympathy to her Family.

    Jack & Louise Horne

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