Gertrude De Heer

21 February 1920–23 September 2009 (Age 89)
Evanston, Uinta, Wyoming, United States

The Life of Gertrude

When Gertrude De Heer was born on 21 February 1920, in Evanston, Uinta, Wyoming, United States, her father, Huibert De Heer, was 31 and her mother, Geertrui de Mik, was 32. She married Walter Frantzen Todd on 8 November 1942, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States. She lived in Ogden City Legislative District 1, Ogden City Election Precinct, Weber, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 23 September 2009, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Arlington, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Frantzen Todd
Gertrude De Heer
Marriage: 8 November 1942

Spouse and Children

8 November 1942
Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1921 · One of The Oldest Coasters in the World

Age 1

Utah is home to one of the oldest coasters in the world that is still operational. The Roller Coaster, at Lagoon Amusement park, is listed number 5.
1928 · Fire in the Temple

Age 8

In November of 1928, there was a fire that destroyed the annex of the St. George Temple.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Indian: variant of Dey .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight


Life Legacy St. George, UT - Gertrude DeHeer Todd our beloved Mother, Grandmother, "GG" passed away September 23, 2009 surrounded by family in St. George, Utah. She was born in Evanston, Wyoming o …

Sources (3)

  • Gertrude Deheer Todd in household of Walter Frautzeu Todd, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Gertrude Dekeer Todd in household of Walter Frantzen Todd, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Gertrude Deheer in household of Gertrude Deheer, "United States Census, 1940"

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