EUGENE — Gertrude Wingerd, a member of St. Mark Parish here, died June 6. She was 72.

Mrs. Wingerd was born Oct. 15, 1941 in Alamosa, Colo. She attended Mt. San Antonio Junior College in Los Angeles, where she received an associate's degree in arts in 1962. She married Mervyn Wingerd in 1963. In 1970 she started work for the phone company in California. She transferred and moved to Oregon in 1977. She worked as an operator and then as an engineer clerk, retiring in 1995 after 25 years.

She is survived by her husband, Mervyn, Eugene; son Brian, Bend; daughter Bridget Heineman, Eugene; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A funeral Mass was held at St. Mark, Eugene.