Gladys Laverne Caver Gerard
Gladys Laverne Caver Gerard, age 90, of Little Rock, widow of Frank Gerard, Sr., passed away peacefully on Monday. She was born in Hot Springs, but spent most of her life in Little Rock. She was a Catholic and member of Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic Church. Mrs. Gerard led an extremely active life volunteering in the community, church and schools. She was part of the group of patrons responsible for bringing the Community Concerts Association to Little Rock, and raised funds for various other charitable causes including St. Edward's Catholic Church, Catholic High School, Wolfe Street Foundation and Archild School.
She is survived by three sons, Frank Gerard, Jr. of Little Rock, Joseph H. Gerard of Pittsfield, MA, and Gilbert C. Gerard of Los Angeles, CA; a brother, Gilbert Caver of Little Rock, ten grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
A Rosary Service will be held at Ruebel Funeral Home on Wednesday at 7:00. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Souls Catholic Church on Thursday at 10:00 AM with Monsignor David LeSieur officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home.
Memorials can be made to Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic Church, 1003 North Tyler Street, Little Rock, AR or The Wolfe Street Foundation.