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Elaine Ruth Bertholf

Elaine Ruth Bertholf, 75, of Farmington, N.M., died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, in Farmington. Elaine was born Jan. 7, 1931, in Kearney, Neb., to William and Gevalene Carlson. Elaine graduated from high school in Fort Lupton. She married Desmond Bertholf in 1956. Elaine was a graduate of Colorado State University (BA) and the University of Colorado (MA). She was a lifelong educator and taught for 34 years in Glenwood Springs, before retiring and moving to Farmington.Elaine is survived by daughters Kara Beth (James) Wood and Amy Kay Bertholf; grandchildren Melissa Bendt, Nevin Bendt, Kyla Bendt and Heather Wood; special great-grandson Jeremey; brother Duane (LaVera) Carlson; and niece Sherrie Czirr.She was preceded in death by her husband.There will be visitation from 5-7 p.m. today at Brewer, Lee and Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute St., in Farmington. A graveside service will take place at 1 p.m. Monday at Memory Gardens, followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 865 N. Dustin, Farmington. Dr. Frank and the Rev. Tura Hayes will officiate. Flowers may be sent to the funeral home or friends may contribute to the charity of their choice.Brewer, Lee & Larkin Funeral Home & Crematory, 103 E. Ute St., Farmington, is in charge of arrangements. Contact them at (505) 325-8688 or brewerleelarkin. com.

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