Bertha Louise Farrington

January 20, 1937September 11, 2018
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Bertha Louise Farrington was born on January 20, 1937 and passed away on September 11, 2018.


  • Visitation Tuesday, September 18, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 19, 2018
  • Committal Service Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Bertha Louise Farrington

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Chris and Shannon Stoker

September 23, 2018

Jim, Mark, and Robert,

We are so sorry to hear about Bertha. We always enjoyed talking to her. I still use recipes from the cookbooks she gave us when we were first married. Praying comfort and peace for you all.

Michael Chiu

September 19, 2018

My wife, Adriana Cano, and I have known Bertha since we met her at UTSW 35+ years ago. Bertha cared for my wife when my wife was a medical student at UTSW and I had the pleasure to work with her as a colleague there as well. I speak for both of us when I say it was a joy to know Bertha over these many years and to call her a friend. We both admired her courage and upbeat attitude in these last few trying years. We will miss her dearly.

Jim Montgomery

September 17, 2018

Bertha was always a warm ray of sunshine inside a rather cold locker of UTSouthwestern.


Because she deeply cared about everyone.

We, as a world, will miss your sunshine!

Faye Elder

September 16, 2018

Bertha was a member of our Daughters of the Republic of Texas Chapter. We loved her dearly and will miss her so much. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
We know that Bertha is with our Lord and Savior.
Love, Faye

Cathy Nordman

September 16, 2018

We have been neighbors of Jim and Bertha’s for 20 years, they are both the kindest people. Bertha and I loved to talk about all kinds of things. Both of us had been nurses so many of our topics centered around medicine. Bertha was a wealth of knowledge. The one thing I loved about her was she loved our three son’s. She always asked me about them and how they were doing. She especially loved her, favorite, Adam. Bertha, I will miss our conversations. Until we meet again neighbor and friend.
Love, The Nordmans

Grace Norris

September 15, 2018

Bertha and I were classmates at TWU in Denton--Class of 1959. Following graduation we rented an apartment together, and both worked at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. Bertha went on to marry the love of her life Jim Farrington and moved to Florida. There she had two sons Robert and Marc.. Several years passed and they returned to the Dallas area. She went on to give many hours and wonderful nursing years to the patients at Parkland Memorial Hospital and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Much to my sorrow, as often happens, lives change and relationships get lost, but are never forgotten.
Rest in peace my friend.
Note of interest: Bertha took care of Vice President Lyndon Johnson in the Parkland Emergency Room during the time of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy

Elsie Mae Hearn Ottinger

September 14, 2018

Bertha and I were classmates, I married young but we kept in touch for awhile.

Rest in peace dear friend.

Carolyn Harrison Morris

September 14, 2018

I remember Bertha (classmate) as so pretty and was so smart. She was a true friend.

Fred A. Flores

September 14, 2018

My condolences to James, the boys, Alex and other family members on the loss of Bertha. Bertha's father was my mother's brother. Bertha and I were in the same class at Poteet, Texas High School in the early 1950s. I remember her singing every week during a period of time on radio station KBOP in Pleasanton Texas and always being involved in High School activities. I had recently communicated with her via email and facebook. Bertha and I worked together in research which resulted in her becoming a member of the (DRT), Daughters of the Republic of Texas. I last saw her when she and James came to Atascosa County to help clean the Cemetery where her parents now rest at our grandfather's farm. Rest in Peace Bertha and we shall meet again.

Mary Jo Orta

September 14, 2018

My condolences to Berthas’s family. My dad is Tony Lozano. May her soul Rest In Peace with her family members and friends. May her family find comfort. God Bless each of you.