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Gretchen Ann Wirick



Gretchen Ann Wirick passed peacefully in the presence of family and loved ones on October 6th, 2013, to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ in His Eternal Glory.  

Born on February 11, 1937 in Nicolette, Minnesota to Peggy and Harold Gerth, she relocated with her family to Naches Heights, Washington in childhood.  She attended Hahnemann Hospital Nursing School in Philadelphia and received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania.  As a long-time resident of Goldendale, she moved in 1963 and would remain until 2011.   

Throughout her life, Gretchen had a passion for helping others in need and serving God and family.  Her tireless work as a church vol...

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