Obituaries » Gertrude ‘Trudy’ Mason
Gertrude Vonderheide Mason
Gertrude ‘Trudy’ Mason of Purcellville, Virginia passed away on May 12, 2017 at Blue Ridge Hospice, in Winchester, Virginia.
Gertrude was born on Staten Island, NY in 1924, where she lived with her parents, Charles and Gertrude Vonderheide and seven siblings until she married, when she moved to Astoria, NY. She raised four children, Jeanne Whyte, Laurie (Bill) Crabtree, John (Mary Kay) Mason and Leslie Mason in Levittown, Stittville and Lake Delta NY before moving her family to Fairfax County VA with her husband in 1961. She later resided in Vienna, VA until she moved to Purcellville in 2002, then to Greenfields at Berryville, VA for the past year. She was a devoted mother and homemaker, grandmother of six and great grandmother of six.
Fondly known as “Trudy”, she was a life long Christian and loved sharing stories of her faith with others, especially those she felt were in need. In her later years she loved attending events and sharing with friends at the Carver Center in Purcellville.
The family will receive friends at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Purcellville, VA, Monday May 15th from 10-11 a.m. with a funeral service beginning at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Ketoctin Cemetery, Purcellville, VA.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, #405, Winchester, VA 22601.