Date of Birth: June 11, 1939
Date of Death: April 30, 2020
Survived by her husband Harry of 53 years, 3 daughters and their spouses: Martha (Luis), Christina (John), and Patty (Steve), 4 grandchildren: Karina, Eduardo, Terri, and Joshua: 3 great grandchildren: Kristen, James and Avery. Bertha began working at very young age to help her mother provide for the family after the loss of her father. She is one of 5 children. She enjoyed working and being a part of a close family. She would light up telling stories of the fun she had growing up with siblings, aunts and uncles. She met Harry in 1966 while he was studying in summer school in Guadalajara, Mexico. She came to Phoenix, got married, and accompanied him to Flagstaff where he continued studying until he graduated in 1969. Then she joined him to California where he taught 3 years and 1 year in Arizona, then leaving teaching to embark on a career in state service. Bertha spent her time over the years raising her children and working in guest services In her spare time, she took care of grandchildren and great grandchildren, and loved to attend church. She believed in taking care good care of herself, and others, and God would take care of everyone. She would endure difficult times through prayer and relied on God as a comfort all her life. Bertha had a strong will that was a presence and missed every day. She will be forever loved.
Private viewing held on May 6, 2020. Burial to follow on May 7, 2020 at West Resthaven Cemetary.