|Birth: ||Mar. 6, 1933|
|Death: ||Apr. 12, 2013|
Our beloved Mother and Grandmother, Bertella Swain Aldridge, age 80, passed away comfortably in her home in American Fork, Utah on April 12, 2013 from natural causes. After being blind for almost 40 years and suffering many health problems, her family rejoices knowing that she is now at peace and reunited with her sweetheart of nearly 60 years. Bertella was born in American Fork, Utah on March 6, 1933. She spent most of her childhood in the Uintah basin and she graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1951. While attending Brigham Young University, she met W. Everett Aldridge. They were soon married in the Salt Lake City temple on December 18, 1953. Together they raised their family in Richmond, VA where Everett practiced dentistry for nearly 50 years. Her greatest joy in life was being the mother to her daughter and seven sons. She is survived by her children LaRetta (Buddy) Barrow, Brian (Mindy), Kevin, Jeff (Annette), Joe (Lisa), David (Frances), Eric (Pam), Mark (Stacy); 28 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren and two brothers, Clark (Eleanor) and Keith (Karma) Swain.
She put others first her whole life and sacrificed everything for her children. Her faith helped her endure to the end. Her favorite calling in the church was teaching in the relief society for nearly 20 years, despite her blindness. She longed to be closer to a temple and when she moved to Utah in 2006, she was able to go often and this brought her much joy.
The family wishes to thank her friend and nurse Leena who took such loving care of her and the wonderful nurses at Freedom Home Health for their support and tenderness. They also want to express gratitude to her extended family and friends for the service rendered to her the last days of her life.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the Pacific 2nd Ward, 507 W 700 N, American Fork. Friends may call from Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 E. 100 N., American Fork and Wednesday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Interment, American Fork Cemetery.
Bertrand Swain (1902 - 1975)
Fern Elizabeth Gerber Swain (1898 - 1991)
William Everett Aldridge (1929 - 2012)
Bertella Swain Aldridge (1933 - 2013)
Vard Gerber Swain (1934 - 2012)*
Lyle Jacob Swain (1937 - 1937)*
Helen Sherryl Swain Hassard (1941 - 2008)*
American Fork Cemetery
GPS (lat/lon): 40.39048, 111.79841
Created by: Annie
Record added: Apr 14, 2013
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