Linda Ray Berra
Myers Funeral Service and Crematory
248 North E Street
Porterville, CA
Linda Ray Berra, Age 79, passed away peacefully on April 17, 2021 surrounded by her immediate family following a long illness.
She was the youngest daughter of the late Ray and Louise Hutchinson who migrated to California from Texas in the 1930's, and established extensive farming operations in the Poplar area. Her family was widely known for raising prized registered Hereford Bulls sold throughout the Western United States and for raising Champion Arabian horses.
Her love of Arabian horses began at an early age and by her teenage years she became an excellent rider winning numerous awards. She excelled in Western Class Horse events in California and neighboring Western States and was an active member of Porterville Canterbells. She attended University of the Pacific in Stockton graduating with a teaching degree in 1963 and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Louise Hutchinson, her sister Delores Iness, brother-in-law Sim Iness, and nephew Joe Iness. She is survived by her husband of 57 years Dr. AI Berra, her three children Albert Berra II (Lora), Sally Scalia (Joe) and Tony Berra (Stephani), nephews Dan Iness of Los Alamos, Cris Clark of Colorado Springs, Craig Clark of Morro Bay and nine Grandchildren, Preston ,Kayleigh , K.C. ,Ellie, Drew and Camryn Berra and A.J, Caysen and Evie Cuelho.
Rosary Service will be held at 6.00pm Monday April 26th 2021 at Myers Funeral Chapel and Mass of Christian Burial Service at Holy Cross Catholic Church on Tuesday April 27th 2021 at 11am. Interment will follow at St. Anne's Cemetery.
Donations in Linda's memory may be made to St. Anne's School, St. Anne's Food Bank, the Sons of Italy Scholarship Fund at P.O Box 1337 Tulare, CA 93275 or to the charity of your choice.
Published by The Porterville Recorder from Apr. 22 to Apr. 23, 2021.
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Linda, Al and kids were our neighbors in Porterville and I know their heats are sad at losing her. She's with Jesus now and may that bring all of you some comfort.
April 26, 2021
She was my second mother growing up as a child. I have fond memories of our family trips together especially the Delta houseboat trips were she treated me as her own. Always will remember her warm and caring talks when I would come to visit Bert, Sally and Tony through the years even up to my adulthood. Thanks for the great memories Linda. I will miss her but never forget her. ❤❤❤
Mitchell Beavers
April 26, 2021
LInda was a neighbor and friend of our family. Enjoyed her on her horses.
Loved her family of Ray and Louise and Delores. Bless her and rest in peace.
Kerill Ryff
April 25, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time! Linda was a great person and will be terribly missed!!!!!
Kathy Keller
April 23, 2021
There are no words to ease the Loss of your wife, mother, and grandmother. Hold on to your memories, family, friends, and family. The Lord will continue to guide all of you.
God be with all of you.
Carrie and Greg Brinkley (Lunstad)
April 22, 2021
So sorry AL for your families loss.
Never forget growing up in poplar with Linda's family just down the road. Spent lots of times at her families ranch.
We were all great friends.
April 22, 2021
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