Bertha L. Snare

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Bertha Lee Snare was born August 10, 1914 in Arnold, Kansas. She passed away April 3, 2008. She is survived by 3 children, Ruth Ann Senter of Yplisanti, Michigan, David Lee Senter of Pendleton, Oregon and Esther Louise Dorland of Torrance, Ca. She has 3 grand children, Cindy, Greg and Rebekah, and 8 great grandchildren, Bridgette, Emily, Jenna Sue, Garret, Jack, Gabriel, Andrew and Erin. Bertha graduated from Arnold High School in 1932. She moved to Kansas City and graduated from St. Lukes Nursing School in 1940 as a Registered Nurse, and later worked at Torrance Memorial Hospital. She married Jack Raymond Senter in November 1941, and moved to Redondo Beach in 1947, where she lived most of her remaining years. She was widowed in 1975. Bertha married Wilbur Snare in 1981, and was widowed again in 1994. From 2001 till her death, Bertha lived in Torrance with her daughter Esther and son-in-law Phil Dorland. Bertha loved to quilt. She left a legacy of hand quilted quilts to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also loved to cook, and won a Betty Crocker Chiffon Cake award in 1949. One of her specialties was lemon meringue pie. She loved to garden, raising vegetables and roses. She will be truly missed by her family and friends.

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  1. We share the loss of such an loved member of our family, and share in the comfort that she is now in heaven…With Love, Greg & Bettina Senter Bridgette, Jenna, Jack, And Erin

  2. Esther and family, Bob and I are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our prayers for you and your family. Love Bob and Anna Shifflett

  3. Esther & Phil, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Mom was one of a kind. We truly enjoyed her company. Don’t worry about her, though. I’ve prayed to my Dad to take good care of her… he passed on April 3rd, also. Love you guys forever, John & Pam Serrano 4/08/08

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