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Bertha Ernestine (Wagner) Werking

Post IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Bertha Ernestine (Wagner) Werking, 93, passed away March 23, 2009, in Denver. Bertha was born March 15,1916, in a simple cabin, to William and Bertha (Heuschkel) Wagner. She was the grandchild of early pioneer settlers of the Roaring Fork Valley. During her childhood, she lived at Hanging Lake while her father worked for the county highway system. During the school year, she boarded in town and returned to her home in the canyon for weekends. She graduated from Garfield County High School and attended two years of college at Colorado A&M (now Colorado State University) in Ft. Collins. She married Paul Scott Werking in 1937, in Glenwood Springs. They had seven children, 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Bertha and Scott built the Cedar Lodge Motel in 1960, which they managed until 1978, when they retired to Paonia. While in Paonia, they enjoyed traveling and visited every state but Hawaii. She spent her final years in Denver. She is survived by daughters Ann Moore of Grand Junction, Paula (Jim) Harder of Westminster, Cookie (John) Mlinar of Colorado City, Frankie Werking of Lakewood, and Sue Strong of Paonia; son Scott (Stormie) Werking of Glenwood Springs; and sister Virginia Cerise of Carbondale.She was preceded in death by an infant son; granddaughter; and husband. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bertha’s name to the North Fork Ambulance Association in Hotchkiss, or the Bone Mesa Helping Hand Club in Paonia.A public memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. May 9, at the Glenwood Springs Methodist Church, 824 Cooper Ave. A reception will immediately follow.


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