Gertrude E. Brown Yerkes, a life-long resident of the area, retired LPN, Girlscout leader, bowling coach, beloved by all, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2023. She was 83.
The daughter of Winfred O. Brown and Mildred L. Briggs, she was born on October 27, 1940, at home in Greenfield Park.
Pre-deceased by her husband, Richard John Yerkes, her siblings Bob Brown, Albert Brown, Winnifred Kuhar, and Harold Brown, her children Donna Avery and Darren Yerkes, her grandson Derrick Yerkes.
Survived by her children Pam Yerkes, Ricky Yerkes, Randy Yerkes, Cindy Yerkes, Jennifer Yerkes, many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren.
Visiting will be held Friday, November 24, 2023, at Loucks Funeral Home in Ellenville from 10am-12pm followed by a
Graveside service at Fantinekill Cemetery in Ellenville at 12:30pm.
Come celebrate Mom's life from 1pm-4pm at the Ellenville Elks Lodge on Rte 55.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation in Gertrude's name to the Ellenville Elks Lodge.