Bertha Omlansky, 95, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away peacefully Nov. 29, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Omlansky; beloved sister, Bessie Marshall; and brother, Harry Fortwangler. She is survived by her niece, Beverly (Clinton) Kalb; and several other nieces and nephews. Bertha was born on March 21, 1911, in Muskogee, Oklahoma to Albert and Daisy Fortwangler. She spent most of her adult life involved in numerous business ventures. She was proud of the fact her father established his first business, more than seventy years ago, in an area south of Pueblo, which he bestowed the name Stem Beach. Bertha had a special love for animals and was happy just having one of her cats or dogs on her lap. She was an excellent horsewoman and raised many prize horses. Bertha will be missed by the many friends she made during her long life. At her request, there will be no service. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. My daddy, Carl Goss, just died last week. As a girl we use to drive by the Omlansky place many times as my dad grew up around Stem Beach and the Butler. He was 93. I am sorry for your loss. I always dreamed of owning that house on their hill. What will become of it now?
    My blessings to you as you deal w/ so many emotions.

  2. Bert was a real character! Fun to be around too. Lots of laughs! She was amazing for her age & disabilities. I loved working for Bert, helping her & being her caregiver & friend. My husband (Robert) & I visited her several times in the nursing home. She was always telling us she was going home. Our love & best wishes to you on your journey “home!”

  3. Bertha was a unique lady – absolutely not another like her -to the end. We cared for Bertha, her horse “Queenie” & dogs “Blackie” and “Jewel.” Queenie is the only horse I’ve ever known that could pull a storm door out of your hand (with her mouth) to try to get inside to Bertha. I enjoyed her many tales of the “Good Ole Days.” All the caregivers were addressed as “Hey Kid” so she needn’t learn all our names. When “Bert” got up at night and I put her back to bed and pulled the “covers” up under her chin Blackie watched,sprung and grabbed my wrist never breajing the skin but protecting his mistress! She said being tucked in felt so good that someday she was going to put me to bed. Now Bertha will finally be with Pete, the husband she missed so much.

  4. Long time “Friend.
    Trimed all her horse feet.
    Many foned memorys.
    Bertha was an exalt horse women.
    Wayne French..Horse Shoer

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