Gertrud Swett

Gertrud “Trudy” Swett

Beaverton, Ore.

September 23, 1935 - March 5, 2014

Gertrud passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer at St. Vincent’s Hospital, with her daughter and two Harpists by her side. She was born in Theisbergstegen, Germany, one of nine children to Clara and Albert Muller.
Gertrud came to the US in 1960, moving to The Dalles, OR with her husband Bill and three children, Marianna, Jessie, and Ralph. She was an 11year breast cancer survivor and eagerly participated in the Komen Race for the Cure for 9 straight years. She also volunteered at the Elsie Stuhr Center in Beaverton for many years, where her knitting handiwork could often be found in the craft center.
She loved crocheting, knitting, sewing, and had quite the green thumb!
Gertrud was the Greatest Mother, Best Friend, and the most Amazing Grandmother. Remaining family are daughter, Marianna Mays, son-in-law David, grandson Nathaniel, son Jessie, two brothers in Germany, Andreas and Erving Muller, and many nieces and nephews.
She was an incredible person with a twinkle in her eye – strong and resilient to all the challenges in her path. Loved by all, she will be greatly missed but will remain forever in our Hearts. She will be laid to rest in The Dalles, OR, next to her son Ralph.
A celebration of life will be held at Elsie Stuhr center in Beaverton at a later date.
The Family would like to express their sincere appreciation for everyone’s thoughts and Prayers.


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