Edythe P. Gemmel, 100

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Edythe P. Gemmel, 100

Edythe P. Gemmel, 100, of Austin, formerly of San Diego, Calif., died Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at Austin Medical Center.

Edythe was born Oct. 5, 1902, in Austin Township, Mower County, the daughter of Arthur and Fannie (Durst) Gemmel. She attended the Cedar City School and Austin High School. While in Austin she worked at Chuck's Grocery, the Albert Thoms Department Store and Mix Cleaners. On Jan. 4, 1936, she moved to Phoenix, Ariz., with Verna Cory and then on to San Diego, Calif., in 1945. While in San Diego, she worked as a civilian employee of the U.S. Navy for 29 years, retiring on June 19, 1970. In 1992 she moved to St. Paul's Villa retirement community. Following her 100th birthday in October 2002, she returned to Austin to be near her family.

Edythe had a great love for children and said her only disappointment in life was not being allowed to adopt a child as a single person.

She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by sister-in-law, Melda Gemmel, Austin; nieces and nephews; special friend, Marge Bardsley, San Diego, Calif.; and a host of their friends in San Diego.

Service: 10 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2003, at the cemetery with the Rev. Patricia M. Toschak officiating.

Interment: Cedar City Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Clasen-Jordan Mortuary.