Bertha Valencia Vital
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Bertha Valencia Vital
  • October 3, 1944 - November 20, 2014
  • Guadalupe, Arizona

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Vital, Bertha Valencia - age 70 of Guadalupe, AZ, entered into eternal rest on November 20, 2014. Bertha was born on October 3, 1944 in Sonora, Arizona to Placido and Maria C. Valencia. She shared most of her life with her loving husband of 54 years, Manuel Vital Jr. She was a devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister, Tia and Friend, always putting others before herself. She was a member of the Guadalupe Lions Club for over 23 years where she gave so much of her time and devotion to many. She had the most generous, loving heart and touched many lives with her presence. Her family and friends will always be thankful for the gift of having her in their lives. Bertha especially enjoyed caring for her family. She was the finest cook, and with her husband, she made the most amazing tamales. She is preceded in death by daughter Maria Isabel; Grandson Lazarus; Parents Placido and Maria C. Valencia; Brothers Victor and Frank Valencia; Sister Antonia Contreras. She is survived by her husband Manuel Vital Jr.; Sons Manuel III(Deanna), Robert(Raquel), Steve(Irma) and Martin(Valerie); Daughters Lupita Avelar(Mark) and Mary Vital; Brother Guillermo(Rosa) Valencia; Sisters Dora(Geronimo) Terrazas and Angelina(Late Elvis) DeLaRosa. Bertha was blessed with 16 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Visitation & Rosary will be held on Friday, December 5th, 2014 at our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, 5445 Calle San Angelo, Guadalupe, AZ ; Visitation begins at 5:00 p.m, Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Mass at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1800 E. Libra Dr., Tempe, AZ on Saturday, December 6th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th St., Phoenix, AZ. We know you are in a better place and one day we shall meet again. We hold you in our hearts forever, Rest in Peace Mom.