Marybelle Bertuzzi September 19, 1922 – March 10, 2012 Born in Freeport, PA to Walter and Helen Stepp, Marybelle was one of twelve children. She graduated from Freeport High School in 1940 after having won the American Legion League award in eighth grade. She went to Robert Morris business school in Pittsburgh and worked for Alcoa Aluminum for 11 years following her graduation. She married the love of her life on September 18, 1947, Santo B. Bertuzzi. She dedicated her life to her husband and family. Out of this union were born four children. Santo was employed by Lockheed Martin and was transferred many times. Marybelle faithfully followed taking care of the family. They started in Baltimore, MD, continued on to Littleton and Castle Rock, CO, Coco Beach, FL, Santa Maria, CA, back to Littleton, finally arriving in Grand Junction in 1990 in order to retire. She was an avid league bowler, gardener, seamstress and cook. Her cheese cake was a family favorite. She and Santo landscaped extensively at Anna's farm, planting fruit and ornamental trees along with flowering beds. They delighted in visiting the farm often to care for all they had planted. She loved their cabin on Grand Mesa and spent summers there until her failing health. She also enjoyed her deep sea fishing trips to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. While in Littleton she volunteered to serve school lunches for two years. She and Santo felt they were fortunate and donated generously to a number of worthy causes and charities. She was preceded in death by both her parents; daughter, Jennifer; brothers, Walter, Clyde, Kenneth and Charles, and sisters, Edith Minnick, Evelyn Lehman, Martha Hill and Edna Fellers. She is survived by her husband, Santo; sisters, Joan Jeffers and Mildred McClain; her children, Anna L. Bell of Fruita, CO; Joel (Betsy) of Massachusetts; Adrian (Susan) on Littleton, CO; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. Internment was held at Cedaredge Cemetery in Cedaredge, CO. Memorial contributions may be made to the
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Published in The Daily Sentinel on Mar. 25, 2012