Gretchen Jayne Gidel, previously of Amarillo, died April 11, 2021, in Austin, Texas.
Mrs. Gidel was born to Joseph and Gretchen Santmyer Carrier on September 18, 1918 in Vinton, Iowa.
After graduation from Vinton High School and Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, she taught school for three years in Ackley, Iowa. She married Eugene F. Gidel on June 18, 1943 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Following her husband’s return from WWII service overseas, they resided in Ackley until 1960, when they moved with their three children to Amarillo. Following the death of her husband in September of 2012, Mrs. Gidel moved to Austin.
Her parents and two sisters, Betty Kinnan and Margot Eldridge also preceded her in death. Survivors include a son, John Gidel, two daughters, Margot Levatino and her husband, Sal, and Mary Fraser, all of Austin.
Private services were previously held. Arrangements were by Boxwell Brothers with entombment in the Llano Cemetery Mausoleum in Amarillo.