BERTA E. CRAIG - WEST SWANTON/TYLER, Texas - Berta E. Craig, age 68 years, died unexpectedly late Tuesday evening, April 14, 2014, at her winter residence in Tyler, Texas. Born in Heddesheim, West Germany, she was the daughter of the late Karl and Katharina (Trapp) Waltz. She attended schools in Germany and on Aug. 24, 1962, was married to Romie William Craig, who survives her. As a longtime resident of West Swanton, Berta will especially be remembered for the many years that she and her husband owned and operated Craig's Restaurant. The restaurant was well known for its friendly atmosphere and homestyle cooking. Following her retirement from the restaurant Berta continued working at Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream, Price Chopper in St. Albans, and most recently for her daughter, Cathy's business, Donations for Charities in Tyler, Texas. Earlier, she worked 20 years at the former Fonda Container Corp, and at IBM. She always enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Besides her husband, Romie, of 52 years, Berta leaves two daughters, Catherine Craig and spouse, Robert Welch of Tyler, Texas, and Christina Barber of Milton and Scott Barber of Swanton; a son, Joseph Craig of Swanton; four grandchildren, Jessica Chevrier, Magan Dominigue Erlinger, Derrick Barber, stationed with the U.S. Army in Korea, and Nicole Craig Matten; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ursula Rachon and husband, James of Cold Brook, N.Y., and Marianna Unverlich and husband, Venner of Kafertal, Germany; a brother, Walter Walz and wife, Uta of Heddesheim; as well as several nieces and nephews; and a very special brother-in-law, Andrew Craig. In addition to her parents, Berta was predeceased by a great-granddaughter, Kaylynne Matten on Dec. 6, 2011. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at 11 a.m. from The Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton. The Reverend Kerry T. Cameron will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday, April 21, 2014, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. To offer private online condolences please visit: www.kiddermemorialhome.com. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, gifts in Berta's memory may be made to the
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Apr. 19, 2014