Feb 7, 1912 – Jul 15, 2016
Gertrude (Larson) Vyse, age 104, born in Selby, SD on February 7, 1912, passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord on Friday, July 15 2016. She was pre-deceased by her parents Hans & Emma Larson, her brothers George & Clarence, her spouse Jack Larson, & sons James & Robert.
Gertrude graduated Selby High (1930) and nurses training in Watertown (1933). She worked as a nurse, continuing part time until she was almost 70. She loved nursing & taking care of people. When younger she had always dreamed of being a race car driver or a pilot, but those professions were denied her because she was a girl. She married Jack Vyse on September 20, 1939. She loved nursing & caring for people. She met Jack Vyse, an airline mechanic employed in Seattle, while working as a nurse in Mobridge. They were married on September 20th, 1939 (the date of her parents 29th wedding anniversary).
She enjoyed traveling with her cousin Hazel to Europe & Scandinavia, gardening, cooking large Thanksgiving meals for family, friends & neighbors that didn't have family in the area, and collecting dolls and stuffed animals. Gertrude volunteered at Bow Lake community center with pancake breakfasts, decorating for Holidays & rummage sales and walking around the park & meeting everyone. In loving memory of Gertrude, we will love you forever!
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