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Bertha Wenger (Dillingham)

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12/08/14 04:54 PM #1    

Cledice Decker (1959)

Bertha L. (Wenger) Dillingham

Bertha L. (Wenger) Dillingham


Sep 17,2013
July 8, 1944-Sept. 12, 2013

Bertha L. (Wenger) Dillingham, 69, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at Red Cliffs Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in St. George, Utah, after a battle with cancer.

Bertha was born July 8, 1944, in Laramie, the second of eight siblings to Welton J. and Margaret (Betty) Wenger. She attended schools in Laramie and graduated from Laramie High School in 1962.

After graduation, Bertha went to Ambassador College in Pasadena, Calif., and worked as a data entry operator at the college. On Aug. 30, 1970, she married David Dillingham in Merced, Calif. They made their home in Pasadena from 1970-98, and in 1998 retired to Dammeron Valley, Utah.

Bertha loved and was very active in hiking, water skiing, snow skiing, boating and visiting museums.

Bertha was preceded in death by her husband Dave; parents; sister Mary McDonald; brothers, Joe, Benjamin and, most recently, Daniel Wenger.

She is survived by sisters, Frances (Ron) Perue, of Dammeron Valley and Encampment; Nancy (Roy) Kern, of Laramie, and Phyllis (Tom) Ranz, of Laramie; aunts, Laura McGrew, of Laramie, Martha Bartlett, of Rawlins, and Eleanor Wenger, of Lawrence, Kan.; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, including Pam (John) Otterson, of Orland, Calif., Theresa (Rob) Kwate, of Troy, Idaho, Robb (Jennifer) Perue, of Lees Summit, Mo., Daniel (Jennie) McDonald, of San Jose, Calif., James McDonald, of San Jose, Crystal (Brad) Gill, of Laramie, Autumn (Dave) Worrell, of Avondale, Colo., and Patty Ranz, of Laramie; and great-nieces and –nephews, Nichole and Whitney Otterson, of Orland, Sarah and Lindsay Kwate, of Troy, Mariah and Ashley McDonald, of San Jose, Quinn and Quade Gill, of Laramie, Jedd Worrell, of Avondale, and Logan, Jessica and Elijah Perue, of Lees Summit.

Along with her husband’s, Bertha’s ashes will be put to rest at the Tonaquint Cemetery in St. George on Sept. 21, 2013. A celebration of life service is planned for early summer in Wyoming. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Horizon Hospice, 720 S. River Road, Suite D 2015, St. George, Utah 84790.


02/03/15 04:37 PM #2    

Robin Connelly (1965)

Dave DIllingham, Bill Fairchild, and I shared an apartment in 1969 - 1970.  All three of us were bachelors, seeking to remove ourselves from the un-married population. Back then, we collected the BLUE stamps at various merchants -- and had a deal:  whoever married first got the book(s) of stamps.

Dave was dating Bertha, and when they went ice skating at Pickwick in Burbank they were a very gracefull couple.  They both enjoyed skiing, and other outdoor activities.   When they married in the summer of 1970, they went to Merced ( wow! ).   Rita Nutt, Kathy Hoyt and Barbara Nestor all wanted to attend -- I had a car -- so early on a Sunday morning we all piled in and off we went to Merced CA.   The wedding was intimate, but we made it!  Then came the drive home -- back to Pasadena the same day.   Thankfully, we were younger and could bounce back for work the next day. 

PS  Dave won the BLUE stamps.


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