Sonya Patricia Bertroch of Delta died after a battle with ovarian cancer on Thursday, June 7, 2012, in Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was 74.
Mrs. Bertroch was born May 6, 1938, in Eagle, to George and Dorothy Collett. She spent her childhood in small railroad towns including Camp Hale and Pando. She attended elementary school in Rangely and Sweetwater, and graduated from Eagle County High School in Gypsum.
She married Leslie Bertroch on Feb. 5, 1956, in Elko, Nev. They moved to Bond in 1958, where she became the Bond postmistress.
In 1969 she became a secretary to the bank president at Eagle Valley Bank. She and her husband were owner/operators of a small self-service gas station. They raised and showed Appaloosa horses. They moved to Crawford in 1979 and operated a small ranch. They moved to Delta in 1981 where she worked as an insurance representative for Combined Insurance. In 1995 she became a family counselor for Martin Mortuary. She transferred to Mesa View Mortuary in Delta and remained when it was purchased by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.
Mrs. Bertroch was an avid sports fan, watching the Broncos, Denver Nuggets and Colorado Rockies. She enjoyed bowling, music and family outings.
She is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Melody and Joe Clark of Grand Junction, and Valerie and Bob Ross of Delta; her grandchildren, Melissa Musella and her husband John of Virginia Beach, Va., Joe Clark Jr. and his wife Melissa of Grand Junction, Robbie Olson of Eagle, Rachell Olsen and her husband Jake of Grand Junction, Stephanie Ross of Grand Junction, and Kelsey Ross of Delta; six great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Samantha, Johnny, Aidynn, Trinity and Gianna; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews cousins and in-laws.
Mrs. Bertroch was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Les Bertroch; and baby brother, George Jr. "Georgy" Collett.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 16, at 10 a.m. at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta. A luncheon will follow at 11:30 a.m. at Bill Heddles Recreation Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the ovarian cancer research efforts.
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Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.blog comments powered by Disqus