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GERTRUDE BEARD MICHAEL, 89, passed away Sept. 1, in Houston, TX. She was born August 9, 1912, to John W. and Mary Clemons Beard, in Humble, TX. After attending Rice Institute, she graduated from Sam Houston State University. and received her Master's Degree in Education from the University of Houston. She taught school for 50 years, serving 37 of them with the Houston Independent School District. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Mary Louise Dixon. She was a member of the Bethany Christian Church, of Houston. Graveside services will be held 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 4, 2001 at Rosewood Memorial Park in Humble. Family requests donations be made to Bethany Christian Church in lieu of floral remembrances.