OBITUARY

Elizabeth Mary Gurden

October 12, 1935March 9, 2018
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Elizabeth Mary Gurden was born on October 12, 1935 in Bedford, England and passed away at the age of 82 on March 9, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family. Elizabeth was a homemaker and loving wife and mother; she loved her children and family whole heartedly. She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church of Winton. Elizabeth is survived by her husband of 63 years Jim F. Gurden and sisters, Jean Walker and Margaret Evans (Dennis). As well as her children Elizabeth Tacheira (Tony), Susan Avila (Sal), Carol Lariosa (Eugene), Deborah Straub, Denise Brown, Jim D. Gurden (Theresa), and Dereck Gurden (Kim). She also leaves behind 21 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. She is preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Jessie Cockings. As well as her brothers, Ray and Derek Cockings and sister Jan Cockings. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home located at 1490 B Street Merced, California 95341. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at First Southern Baptist Church located at 7264 Myrtle Ave. Winton, California 95388 with Interment following at Winton District Cemetery located at 7651 Almond Ave. Winton, California 95388.

  • FAMILY

  • Jim F Gurden, Husband
  • Jean Walker, Sister
  • Margaret Evans, Sister
  • Dennis Evans, Brother-in-law
  • Elizabeth Tacheira, Daughter
  • Tony Tacheira, Son-in-law
  • Susan Avila, Daughter
  • Sal Avila, Son-in-law
  • Carol Lariosa, Daughter
  • Eugene Lariosa, Son-in-law
  • Deborah Straub, Daughter
  • Denise Brown, Daughter
  • Jim D Gurden, Son
  • Theresa Gurden, Daughter-in-law
  • Dereck Gurden, Son
  • Kim Gurden, Daughter-in-law
  • Elizabeth leaves behind 21 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

    She is preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Jessie Cockings. As well as her brothers, Ray and Derek Cockings and sister Jan Cockings.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 15, 2018
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Elizabeth Mary Gurden

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Terry & Judy Lacey

March 13, 2018

Jim,

We are so saddened to hear of Liz's passing. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Terry & Judy Lacey
Lethbridge, Alberta
Canada

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