Posted By:Doug Corbin
Subject:Re: Possible sighting of Gwendolyn
Post Date:July 05, 2012 at 10:47:13
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I'm wondering if the birth record that Mary found is the right Gwendolyn McDonough. Putting in that birthdate with the given name of Gwendolyn turns up this entry in the Social Security Death Index.

United States Social Security Death Index
First Name: Gwendolyn
Middle Name: E
Last Name: Lawler
Birth Date: 25 September 1916
Social Security Number: 564-01-7742
Place of Issuance: California
Last Residence: Carson City, Nevada
Zip Code of Last Residence: 89701
Death Date: 29 May 2002
Estimated Age at Death: 86

I can't find an obituary for her but did find one for her father.

Reno Evening Gazette, January 5, 1972

Edward McDonough
Edward J McDonough, 81, of 341 Abbay Way, Sparks, died Sunday in a Reno hospital.
A native of California, he had resided in Sparks for six months. He was a retired carpenter.
Surviving is his daughter, Gwendolyn Lawler, of Sparks.
A private funeral service will be conducted in the O"Brien Rogers and Crosby Funeral Home.