Loretta Teresa Bergstrom
October 3, 1939 – April 24, 2021
Loretta was born in the small town of Mason, Texas on October 3, 1939. To Walter J Ruff and Theresa (Mechler) Ruff. The family moved to San Antonio, Texas where she attended St. Mary’s Catholic School. Loretta graduated from St. Mary’s June 1958.
On February 7, 1959 she married Kenneth Franklin Bergstrom. They had met while he was stationed in San Antonio during his time with the Army. After their marriage they moved to Seattle, Washington where they both worked for Sears.
After the birth of their daughter, Karen, and four years later the birth of their son, Karl, Loretta stayed home to raise the children.
Loretta did return to the workforce, and eventually began her work career at Costco Corporation. During her time at Costco, she worked mainly with the membership and credit card departments. She retired from Costco in 2017.
Before Kenneth passed, they took several cruises including one through the Panama Canal. She also enjoyed needlework and reading.
Loretta leaves behind her daughter, Karen Marie (Craig Chance) and son Karl (Donna Byers). Grandsons Colin Chance and Eli Chance. She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth, grandson Michael, her parents (Walter and Theresa Ruff) and her brother (Kenneth Ruff).