Gertrude Ness
Gertrude Ness
Birth: 22 April 1906
Bemidji, Minnesota, USA
Death: 28 August 2016
Glendale, California, USA
Age: 110 years, 128 days
Country: USA FlagUSA

Gertrude Ness (née Sherwood; 22 April 1906 – 28 August 2016) was an American supercentenarian who is currently unverified.


Gertrude was born in Bemidji, Minnesota, United States on 22 April 1906 to Noble and Eliza Sherwood. She had 5 siblings. She married Peder Ness on 2 June 1934 and they raised two girls, Diane and Jo. Prior to marrying, Gertrude taught elementary school Band. She was a teacher. Gertrude and Peder moved to Glendale, California in July 1941. Gertrude worked at Lockheed, in Burbank assembling bomber doors to support the War effort. She opened multiple nursery schools. At the end of her career, at 76, she was in Administration with the Glendale School District. Peder continued in banking. Peder passed away of cancer in July 1991. They were married for 58 years.

Gertrude continued to live in Glendale, California in the house that she, and Peder rented when they arrived in California. She died on 28 August 2016 at the age of 110 years, 128 days.