“If you ever want to know how to describe my life … I think it’s because I followed the Lord. That was the main thing.” — Gertrude Jeter, during an interview at 99
My dear grandmother, Gertrude Elizabeth Jeter, achieved a milestone: she has just turned 100!!
This remarkable woman was raised on a farm in Kansas, working hard from morning til night. She recently related that it was the hard work on the farm that prepared her to face life’s circumstances without complaining. As a missionary’s wife in Cuba, Spain and Morocco, with 5 children including two mischievous twin boys (one of whom was/is my dad!) she certainly had her share of life adventures.
Now she spends her days under the loving watch-care of her oldest son and his family in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She still insists on washing the dishes, folding laundry, and helping out in any way she can around the house.
We thank God for the legacy of this wonderful, selfless woman that we are proud to call our own! Thank you, Lord, for granting her a long, full, and happy life.