OBITUARY

Mary Elizabeth Gruhler

March 4, 1936April 5, 2019

Mary Elizabeth Gruhler was born on March 4, 1936 and passed away on April 5, 2019.

Services

  • Graveside Service Thursday, April 11, 2019
REMEMBERING

Mary Elizabeth Gruhler

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Joe Chang

April 14, 2019

I first got to know Gene & Mary in the early '60's, when they would have my brother, Stephen, and me over to their home, first in Woodbury and then in Bellerose Village, NY, and later in Anaheim, CA and Denver. But my greatest memory of Mary was when I got invited to a Children's Meeting Workshop in Anaheim, twenty some years ago. She and her daughter Esther brought me to a higher level in caring for the children in my nearby church. As Mary spoke, my sense was that this sister in the Lord was one with Him to care for the children of the church. Her love for the children shined through all the practical help she gave us. Children's meeting did not seem like a project to her, but a real labor of love in and to the Lord. Christ was magnified to me through dear sister Mary.
Much grace to you brother Gene and to all your family. May the Lord as the Comforter be with you all to uphold and supply you.

Rick & Barb Coleman

April 12, 2019

Thank you Lord for Mary's wonderful and godly testimony.

Rebecca Kan

April 10, 2019

I had the privilege of living with the Gruhlers in both 1992 and 1993. I have so many sweet memories of our dear sister Mary. She was truly a "worthy woman". As Proverbs 31:10, 20 say: "Who can find a worthy woman? For her price is far above jewels....She stretches out her hand to the afflicted, and she reaches out her hands to the needy". Mary poured herself out for Christ and the church. I am so thankful for her love and care. She was a faithful pattern of a "worthy woman".

Rebecca Holly

April 8, 2019

Yesterday I remembered Mary as I was telling my daughter that now she is being cared for by her husband, Brother Gene.
Dear Mary. The one who shepherded me by her life, not by so many words. She looked out for the saints. She cared for us with lovingkindness, just like Christ. And she loved God, loved His word, And loved His purpose.
Grace, mercy and peace be with Bro. Gene and all the family.

Daniel Loiz

April 7, 2019

When I first visited the Church in Denver, I was expecting to meet Gene and Mary. As I pulled into the parking lot, there were many saints walking in, but there was a woman standing by the doors who looked to me like "home". I don't know if it was Christ I recognized about her, or if I remembered her taking care of me when I was only a year old. When I approached her, she knew who I was as well, and I was 6ft tall with a beard. Mary was kind, sweet, welcoming, caring, and wonderful. I have already missed her since I haven't seen her in a while, and I know those who were with her recently will miss her greatly as well. Prayers go to all of you. It's difficult sometimes, to say we rejoice in these bittersweet passings because we have faith in the Lord, and know that our loved ones have crossed into closer fellowship with the Lord and into the peace that comes from His comfort. We hurt, but we rejoice. Mary will be missed. Until we meet again, Amen.

Aida Loiz

April 7, 2019

Remembering Mary’s sweet spirit and her love and care for the brothers and sisters in the church and especially for the children. I learned so much from her care. May the Lord grant brother Gene and every family member much grace in the loss of our sweet Mary. Mike and I send our love, prayers and condolences.
Aida