Bertha Kernen Mullikin |

Bertha Kernen Mullikin

Bertha Kernen Mullikin, of Montrose, Colo., died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, in Montrose. She was 87.

Bertha Louisa Kernen was born Feb. 5, 1915, at Del Norte, Colo., the daughter of Frederick and Mary Gerber Kernen.

Her early years were spent in Del Norte with her schooling there, and then she attended Barnes Business School in Denver, Colo. She worked for the Wells Music Store in Denver, the Department of Interior in Colorado, and as a secretary at the naval shipyards in Long Beach, Calif.

She married David Beard Mullikin on Oct. 23, 1971, at Aspen, Colo. He preceded her in death on Nov. 25, 1980.

Mrs. Mullikin was a member of Friends of Library, Montrose County Historical Society, Rebekahs, Friends of the Ute Museum, Archeology Society, 500 Mile Club, and a former member of the Delta Rock Wranglers.

Survivors include sister Madeline Kernen, of Montrose; brother Calvin and wife Virginia Kernen, of Arcata, Calif.; nine nieces and nephews; 23 great-nieces and nephews; seven great-great-nieces and nephews; stepdaughters Dona and husband Richard Freeman, of Montrose, and Sharon and husband Roger Morrison, of Linden, Ind.; stepson David and wife Janie Mullikin, of Libby, Mont.; numerous great- and great-great-step grandchildren. Local relatives included step-grandsons William Kenyon, of Aspen, and Tim Mullikin and his daughter, Jessica, of Carbondale, Colo., and step-granddaughter Tamie and her husband Richard Meck and their children Erich and Jamie, of Glenwood Springs, Colo.

Visitation for family and friends will be Sunday, May 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Montrose Valley Funeral Home Chapel.

Memorial Services to celebrate her life will be held Monday, May 6, at 3 p.m., at the Montrose Valley Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Ronnie Hanna officiating. Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to either Hospice or Montrose County Historical Society, c/o Marilyn Cox, 331 Pine View Drive, Montrose, CO, 81401 or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are being handled under the direction of Montrose Valley Funeral Home.

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