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Joanne was born August 12, 1933 in Oakland, California to John and Dorothy Ortzow. She and her husband, Fred, moved from the Bay Area, where they met, to Davis in 1964, where they raised their family in El Macero. Joanne dedicated her life to her family. She thoroughly loved gardening, sport bill fishing, sport hunting, decorating her home, family vacations, spending time with her grandchildren and traveling throughout the world with Fred.
Joanne is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Alfred Fred Bertero of El Macero; sons: Michael of Reno and Mitchell of Davis; daughter, Michelle of Roseville; stepdaughter, Gail Turner of Renton, Washington; daughters-in-law: Laurie and Ginger; loving grandchildren: Travis, Garren, Carissa, Carlee, Matthew, Celine and Zane. Joanne now rests in peace with her youngest son, Matthew.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. at St. James Catholic Church, 1275 B Street in Davis. Interment will follow at Davis Cemetery. A celebration of Life will follow at the Bertero home in El Macero.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Joannes memory and honor to the charity of your choice.
Dear Mike,Mitch,and Michelle and Mr.Bertero, I remember your Mom always smiling and laughing, she was such a sweet lady to talk to. I dont know if you knew that I use to give your Mom manicures years ago, and we would have such great conversations, she loved her kids so much! I lost my Mom 7 years ago I know how tough it is, your heart hurts so bad right now. Know that she loved you with all she had and is very proud of each of you. Take care. Julie Partain
Julie Partain Aug 7 2008 12:00 AM
We are truly saddened by the loss of your loving Joanne. She was a true friend and we will greatly miss her. Avis & Al
Al & Avis Cardoza Aug 6 2008 12:00 AM
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL AT THIS SAD TIME. RON AND MARJORIE
RONALD AND MARJORIE NORTH Aug 5 2008 12:00 AM
Joanne was a special person to me and I will always remember her humor, strength in family, and generous donation of her time. Our deepest condolences to the Bertero Family for your loss. Ray and Kristin Butler and Family
Ray Butler Aug 5 2008 12:00 AM
Life can seem much too short when our loved ones leave us. Joanne had a contagious smile and could light up any room she was in. She had a kind heart. A part of her remains alive in each of you, treasure your memories as I am sure you will. My thoughts are with you during this time of sadness.
Cricket Stirling Aug 5 2008 12:00 AM