We "met" on the internet, cousins, descended from twin brothers. Her father was Orson Merritt Ganus and my grandfather was his twin, Heber Monroe Ganus.
She and I emailed, we talked on the phone, we talked about what we knew about our ancestry. We shared a few pictures and talked about our families. We made plans to meet each other, but one year turned into two and as the years passed, we always hoped the next year would be a little better and we vowed we would get together. I loved her for her witty sense of humor and her warm kindness. Sadly Laverne became ill and passed away before we ever met.
Gertrude Laverne Ganus Walker
b. 11 July 1934 Okmulgee, Oklahoma
d. 14 August 2008 Nipomo, California
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