San Luis Obispo county native, Bertha Augusta Ernst, 102, passed away in her sleep on Sunday, April 14, 2013. Bertha was born Oct. 23, 1910 in Creston to Joseph and Anna Fleig.
Bertha attended Creston Elementary School and graduated from Paso Robles High School in 1927. In 1929, Bertha moved to Paso Robles, working for the Paso Robles Laundry in the office.
In 1937, Bertha was married to Elsworth “Bud” Ernst. They made their first home in Paso Robles, moving to their Creston-area ranch in 1948.
Bertha was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Paso Robles. Her greatest joy was her flower garden which she shared with many friends and family.
She is survived by her daughter JoAnn; son William (Elaine) and grand-daughter Laura.
Bertha was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sisters and brother.
Her family wishes to thank the Golden Bear Home Care Services and the Central Coast Hospice for their tender loving care.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, April 19, 2013 at the Paso Robles District Cemetery Rose Garden.
Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to the Lutheran Braille workers.
Services are under the direction of Kuehl-Nicolay Funeral Home, Paso Robles.For the complete article see the 04-19-2013 issue.
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