Loretta M. David

Loretta M. David, nee Gardner, 101, of Freeburg, IL, born Tuesday, December 18, 1906, in East Saint Louis, IL, died Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at Freeburg Care Center in Freeburg, IL.

Mrs. David and her late husband developed and introduced greyhound dog racing with monkeys in the 1920's and 1930's. She was also one of the highest ranking officers with the Salvation Army.

She is preceded in death by:

  • Husband: Clarence David
  • Parents: Jesse W. and Laura nee LaMotte Gardner
  • Brother: Jess Gardner
  • Brother: Roy Gardner
She is survived by:
  • Nephew: Steve (Maureen) Garretson of Columbia, IL
  • Great Niece: Jessica Garretson
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the entire staff at Freeburg Care Center for all the dedecation, patience and loving care that was given to Loretta.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Freeburg Care Center.

Funeral: By her request cremation was held with private family internment.