Mrs. Eliza Gatewood Duvall succumbed early today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Renz, 107 Buena Vista Street. Funeral arrangements are pending. Mrs. Duvall and her late husband were among the earliest pioneers in this area, coming here in 1909. She was born near Bedford, Trimble County, Kentucky, on February 23, 1875. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Gatewood and was one of nine children. Two brothers and a sister survive. They are Wilbur and Edwin Gatewood of Bedford, Kentucky and Mrs. Nora Gividen of Sulphur, Kentucky. She received her education in the Bedford School, the Summer Normals at Bedford and the Central Normal College at Wady, Ky. She taught in nine different schools and was married in 1905 to Samuel A. Duvall. Survivors include their four children, Emma H. Simon and Mary E. Renz of Taft; Marguerite Park, Chowchilla; and Samuel A. Duvall of Taft. Twelve grandchildren survive and include Ardy Thissen, mary Kurtz, Patricia Smith, Beth Turner Marguerite Price, Barbara Cady, Susan and Linda Divall, Arhur Armstrong, Charles Simon, Paul Renz and Robert Park. Survivors also include 20 great grandchildren, Elaine, Theresa and Janiece Armstrong; Carlolyn and Barbara Thissen, Lisa Turner, Edward and Richard Armstrong, Ronald and Donald Thiessen, Thomas and Allen Turner, Stephen, Stanley and Michael Price, David and Joseph Kurtz and Geoffrey, Patrick and John Cady. The late Mrs. Duvall was a member of the First Methodist Church since childhood. She was also a member of the WCTU, having held offices both locally and in the county, being president of the Taft Chapter for a number of years. She was also active in the PTA, and was president of the Roosevelt PTA at one time.