Gloria Bertsch

Nov 20, 1925 - Mar 6, 2018


Gloria Haley Carter Bertsch, born 21 Nov. 1925, into a pioneer family in Litchfield, Lassen, CA, died at age 92, on Mar. 6, 2018 in Sacramento, CA. Her death was preceded by her husbands, Jerry Carter, and Reinhard Bertsch; and her parents, Clent Haley and Erma Gibson. She is survived by her children, Leeanna (Tod) Johnson and Richard Bertsch; her granddaughter, Jessica Johnson; and her sister, Clara Elizabeth Green. A graduate of Lassen High School and the University of Nevada in Reno, Gloria taught elementary school for 4 years in Lassen County, and 28 years in the SUSD, at Joseph Bonheim and Thomas Jefferson schools. After retiring in 1986, she and her husband enjoyed traveling until his death in 1997. She was proud to be a 3-time survivor of cancer. Lifetime hobbies included golf, bridge, tap dancing, square dancing, and skiing. She was a great mother and grandmother and will be missed by all. A wonderful person, with high character and morals, she lived a wonderful life. She was gracious and a friend to all. Her generous spirit touched lives. Her enthusiasm for life encouraged many. There will be a graveside service on Fri. March 23, at 11:00 am at East Lawn Cemetery on Folsom Blvd.

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