Gertrude "Tudie" Fry Petty, age 88, of Cisco passed away Sunday, Aug.21, 2011, in Cisco. A memorial service will be held in her honor at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at the Methodist Church in Zephyr, Texas. Arrangements under the direction of Davis-Morris Funeral Home.

Gertrude was born on Aug. 24, 1922, in Grosvenor, Texas, to M. E. and Lena (Miller) Fry. She was married to John Edwin Petty on July 18, 1941, in Brown County, Texas; the youngest of a large family. Gertrude was a homemaker, taking care of her family. She also worked as a postal clerk for some time with the U.S. Postal Service. She and John were involved in raising Polled Hereford cattle for many years. Gertrude was an active member of the Methodist Church. She was also involved in various organizations such as the Putnam Women's Study Club, Zephyr Home Demonstration Club, and the Pollettes. Gertrude loved life and all of the wonderful people whom she met along the way. She was always involved in her children's activities through the years, as well as various civic activities. Gertrude enjoyed different types of art; including painting china. After returning to the Brown County area, Gertrude and John reconnect with their old high school classmates and enjoyed many get togethers with them. Gertrude was loved by all who knew her and she will be dearly missed.

Mrs. Petty was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Edwin Petty; two brothers and their wives; and one sister and her husband.

Survivors include her three children, Roy "Butch" Petty and wife Beth of Putnam, Texas, Sharron Toland and husband Jerry of Breckenridge, Texas, and Jan Bingham and husband Jerry of Blanket, Texas; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; numerous nieces and nephews; and many wonderful friends.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations made to a charity of your choice in her memory.