1931 - 2012
Berta Amaya of Milton-Freewater passed away Aug. 22, 2012, at her home at the age of 81 years. Funeral Mass will be Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at 10 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Milton-Freewater. Concluding services and interment will be in the Milton-Freewater Cemetery. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at 7 p.m. at the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home in Milton-Freewater.
Berta was born Jan. 4, 1931, in El Salvador. She immigrated to the United States in the 1980s, first to California and later moved to Oregon, where she spent her final days. Berta enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. When she was able, she also enjoyed traveling.
Survivors include her children, Marina, Isaura, Luis, Alex, Omar and Carlos; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by two sons, Mario and Oscar.