Obituaries: Gertrude Solkowski McClintock

Obituaries: Gertrude Solkowski McClintock

LONG BEACH - Gertrude S. McClintock, 97, died Jan. 14, 2007, in Long Beach. The daughter of Veronike and Joseph Solkowski, she was born Nov. 16, 1909, in Conrath, Wis. Her parents immigrated to this country from Poland. She went to a country school near her home in Wisconsin until the eighth grade.

On July 9, 1936, she married Herbert "Mac" McClintock in Idaho. Shortly thereafter the couple moved to Ocean Park where they made their home for over 56 years.

Mrs. McClintock cooked at the Ocean Park School from 1946-72 when she retired. She was well known for her great cooking. She was known to make many of the lunches and many of the items for lunches from scratch, including cinnamon rolls, hamburger and hot dog buns and other such items. She took great pride in running the school lunch program. A member of the Village Club said, "she fed those kids extra that needed it and no child went hungry."

In retirement she enjoyed playing bingo, gardening, quilting, doing crossword puzzles, which she was very good at, and her cat. She enjoyed time with her family. While they were able to, she and her husband took numerous driving trips. They visited with their daughter and her family in Ilwaco almost every weekend and they especially enjoyed spending time with two of their grandchildren, David and Kristine. In 2000, she moved to a care center.

She belonged to Martha's Circle and was a 15-year member of the Ladies Eagles Auxiliary and the Old Fashioned Quilting Club. She hand-made quilts that are special treasures for her family.

Survivors include Rose and Jack Koger of Fallon, Nev., Richard Stanton of Tijuana, Mexico, Catherine and Dean Kary of Long Beach, Herb McClintock of Ocean Park; grandchildren, Andy, Tamara and Kelly Koger, Freddy, Kay, Roger and Duane Stanton; Ann, Cindy and Richie Stanton, David and Kristine Kary; 13 great-grandchildren; 6 great great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Frank and Antone. Her husband, parents, a sister, Valdy, a brother, Joseph, and a son, Frank Stanton preceded her in death.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 19 at Penttila's Chapel by The Sea, Long Beach. A reception follows at the chapel. Concluding graveside service follows at Ocean Park Cemetery. Please sign the guest book at

Donations in her name can be made to a favorite charity.

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