Gertrude Ann Euler was born May 2, 1929, in Hereford to Martha and Elmer Euler.
She died Aug. 11, 2021, at the age of 92. She attended schools in Friona, Texas, and graduated from Friona High School in 1947.
She also attended Oklahoma Baptist University, West Texas State University and Texas Woman’s University.
She met her husband, Ralph Emerson Bigelow, at The Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y.
She received a B.A. degree in Speech Communication at California State University-Fullerton.
She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Lavender (James) of Manteca, Calif.; son, Lars Bigelow (Gina) of Fullerton, Calif.; five granddaughters, Jamie Lavender MD, Elise Flores (Luis), Jenna Lavender, Shelby Bigelow and Jeida Lavender; and four great-grandchildren, David, Lily, Ripken and Asher.
Trudi had many lifelong friends she’d met throughout her life.
She spoke fondly of her time at Cimarroncita Ranch Camp, N.M. (1952), owning Twining Weavers shop in Taos (early 1980s) and her friends in the Golfside Condo Association, where she lived in Rio Rancho, N.M.
She enjoyed classical music and genealogy. Her memorial will be a family gathering. Date to be determined.
Thank you to all for your condolences.