JoAnn Bertholf

joann bertholf

March 19, 1933 ~ January 3, 2017

Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Dear JoAnn, As I write this last note to you, I want both of us to be thankful for all the friends we have who have made our lives so wonderful. You were born in Pueblo, Colo. on Mar. 19, 1933, to parents, Grady and Margaret (Hawkins) Judy. They have preceded your death. Our daughter, June (James Wilson, dec.) Bertholf-Wilson of Albuquerque, N.M. and grandchildren, Jonathan (Sammi Portillo) Ortiz and Jenna (Michael) McNeil both of Denver, Colo. will miss you as a friend, mentor and loving grandmother. Daughter, Dr. Judy Bertholf, precedes you in death. For many years you have had the opportunity to work and share in the Pueblo community. Your love of animals was super for all. Travel was special for us, as we enjoyed new friends and history of so many places and cultures. I (we) will miss having you with us but now you can rest in peace. Love forever, John P.S. Thanks for being such an inspiration for me and Jonathan and Jenna. You showed us how to live a full life. We could not have had a better role model. Love always, June Family will hold a celebration of life at a later date. Online condolences,

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  1. John and family,
    So sorry about JoAnn. She was a great lady. I enjoyed volunteering at the zoo with her, seeing her at events and enjoying sharing stories together. She will be missed.

  2. John and family,
    Im am deeply sorry to hear about the passing of JoAnn ! It was a blessing to meet and get to work with JoAnn and John. I havent seen you two in a few years . But i think of you both often . My prayer go out to John , June and the rest of your family.
    Paolina, Shaun ,Shayen, and Shaylee

  3. John and family,
    I am deeply sorry to hear about JoAnn. She was a delight and I know you will miss her. However, she is now making heaven a bit brighter. I know services are pending but will watch paper and if I can attend I will. It will depend on my work schedule.
    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Carla Howard, NP

  4. Sincere condolences to JoAnn’s family from a former classmate at Central High. May she rest in peace.

  5. I am so sorry to hear of JoAnn’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. John, you and JoAnn meant so much to my mom and dad and I am so sorry for your loss.

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