Layde Arlillian “Lil” Gould Gates, 90, of Marengo, died Sunday morning, May 8, 2011, at Rose Haven Nursing Home after a brief illness. Funeral services were held May 11 at Koszta United Methodist Church, Koszta, with the Rev. Katie Dawson officiating. Burial was in Koszta Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established.
Layde is survived locally by her daughter, Rita Gates of North Liberty.
Layde Arlillian “Lil” Gould was born Oct. 30, 1920, in rural Iowa County, south of Belle Plaine, the first of seven children born to Benjamin F. and Layde Eva (Sloan) Gould.