On January 6, 2005, GERTRUDE "GERTIE" FOWLKES, (NEE BEALE); of Phoenix; beloved wife of the late William L. Fowlkes; loving mother of Catherine Nash, Edna Griffin and her husband Gerald and the late Irene Saunders and William L. Fowlkes; dear mother in-law of Eugene Saunders and the late John Nash; dear sister of Joseph Beale. Also survived by 23 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by a host of loving nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends in the LEMMON FUNERAL HOME OF DULANEY VALLEY INC., 10 W. Padonia Road (at York Road), Timonium-Cockeysville, on Monday, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Joseph's Church, Texas, on Tuesday, January 11, at 10 A.M. Interment St. Lukes Church Cemetery, Hereford. Expressions of sympathy may be directed in Mrs. Fowlkes' name to The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 43025, Baltimore, MD 21236-0025.
THE BALTIMORE SUN