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Bertha M. Costa (1931 - 2014)

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APRIL 19, 1931
MARCH 12, 2014
Bertha M. Costa, 82, passed away on March 12, 2014, after a long illness.  Bertha was born in Bieber, California.  Her family relocated to Los Banos, when she was a young girl, and she attended local schools and graduated from Westside High School.  In 1947, while attending a local dance, she met the love of her life, Frank V. Costa, and they were married in 1948 and had been happily married until his death in May of 2013.   They had three children and Bertha was happily content being a wonderful mother and loving and devoted wife.  She later became a grandmother, and this seemed to have completed her. 
Bertha is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Frank V. Costa; parents Pete Berg and Frank & Thelma Mello; brothers Ted Berg & Arnold Berg.
She is survived by her daughters:  Bernadette Lafferty (Bill) of Chino Valley, AZ, Marie Guintini (Chet) of Los Banos, and Laurie Rouch (Tom) of Los Banos; Grandchildren:  Jason (Mirna) Azevedo of Visalia, Drew Guintini (Crystal) of Los Banos, Megan Guintini of Walnut Creek, Michael Rouch (Melanie) of Los Banos, and Matthew rouch of Los Banos; Great Grandchildren:  Bailey, Destiny and Jalene Azevedo of Visalia, Sawyer Guintini of Los Banos.  Services were held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Whitehurst Funeral Chapel in Los Banos followed by graveside services at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Bristol Hospice, 374 E. Yosemite, Suite 200, Merced, CA  95340 OR Comfort Keepers In Home Care, 478 Yosemite Ave., #C, Merced, CA  95340.

Published in Merced Sun Star on Mar. 28, 2014
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Whitehurst Funeral Chapels Inc
1840 S Center Ave Los Banos, CA 93635
(209) 826-4242
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