OBITUARY

Bertha Alicia Valdivia

October 11, 1955November 16, 2020
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Bertha Alicia Valdivia was born on October 11, 1955 in Teocuitatlán de Corona, Jalisco and passed away on November 16, 2020 in San Diego, California and is under the care of Glen Abbey Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Visitation Glen Abbey's Little Chapel of the Roses will be held on November 24, 2020 at 5:00 pm at Glen Abbey Memorial Park and Mortuary, 3838 Bonita Road, Bonita, CA. Funeral Mass Our Lady of Guadalupe will be held on November 25, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe, 1770 Kearney Ave, San Diego, CA.

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Services

  • Visitation Glen Abbey's Little Chapel of the Roses

    Tuesday, November 24, 2020

  • Funeral Mass Our Lady of Guadalupe

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

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Catalina Valenzuela

November 24, 2020

I will always treasure the memories we shared, especially in particular, making it all the way up to the top of Cowels Mountain your first time there. I love you so much tia and you will be greatly missed.

Rosa Calderon

November 22, 2020

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November 22, 2020

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November 21, 2020

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Emmanuel Valdivia

November 21, 2020

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November 21, 2020

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Biography

Bertha Alicia Valdivia was born on October, 11 1955 in Teocuitatlan, Jalisco Mexico. She was 1 of 8 children born to Jose Reyes Valdivia and Esperanza Regalado.
Bertha's mother passed away at the birth of her youngest sister Esperanza. She was raised by her widowed father and her maternal grandmother "Pilla". She, along with her siblings were brought to San Diego in 1967; her siblings: Santiago, Maria Elena, Ignacio, Hector, Rosa, Jose Adolfo and Esperanza. She received her highest education at Memorial Jr. High, though later on in life she took some CAD drawing classes at a local Community College to help her with the job she landed at Loral Conic, a Defense Contractor. Her employment began in 1974 as a Floor Assembler in varies electronic components and ended her career 44 years later as a Senior Engineering Specialist. She was married to Ramon Guillen for a short period of time then later divorced. She then met Noel Conde who would become the father of Bertha's only son, Emmanuel, who was born in July 1981; though this birth came with dire medical complications for both Bertha and Emmanuel, Bertha promised God that if He allowed her to live, she would dedicate her life to Emmanuel. Through the years Bertha became ill with several medical conditions but Bertha was a strong woman and overcame these adversities. Bertha was a devout worshiper of God and shared her gifts of playing guitar and singing in the church choir. She loved teaching all those who had the same desire to play guitar and sing. One of Bertha's joys was to sing and play guitar whenever the occasion arose, be it with family and/or friends. Bertha was known to spontaneously travel down to Michoacán, to visit her sister Maria Elena and from there the two of them would travel to other regions in Mexico. Bertha became a young grandmother at the age of 42.Bertha had many roles in life but none made her more proud than being a Nana to her 3 cachetones, Erik, Elianna and Elijah. Unfortunately Bertha's life was cut short at the age of 65 on November 16, 2020. Bertha will leave a legacy of selfless giving, family first, sacrificial love and devotion to God. She will be dearly missed by her son, grandchildren, brother's and sister's, and family and friends.




Bertha Alicia Valdivia nació el 11 de Octubre de 1955 en Teocuitatlan, Jalisco México. Fue 1 de los 8 hijos de José Reyes Valdivia y Esperanza Regalado.
La madre de Bertha falleció con el nacimiento de su hermana menor, Esperanza. Fue criada por su padre viudo y su abuela materna "Pilla". Ella y sus hermanos fueron traídos a San Diego en 1967; sus hermanos: Santiago, María Elena, Ignacio, Héctor, Rosa, José Adolfo y Esperanza. Recibió su educación más alta en Memorial Jr. High, aunque más tarde en su vida tomó algunas clases de dibujo CAD en un Community College local para ayudarla con el trabajo que obtuvo en Loral Conic, un contratista de defensa. Su empleo comenzó en 1974 como ensambladora de pisos en diversos componentes electrónicos y terminó su carrera 44 años después como especialista senior en ingeniería. Estuvo casada con Ramon Guillén por un corto período de tiempo y luego se divorció. Luego conoció a Noel Conde, quien se convertiría en el padre del único hijo de Bertha, Emmanuel, que nació en Julio de 1981; aunque este nacimiento vino con graves complicaciones médicas tanto para Bertha como para Emmanuel, Bertha le prometió a Dios que si le permitía vivir, dedicaría su vida a Emmanuel. A lo largo de los años, Bertha enfermó con varias afecciones médicas, pero Bertha era una mujer fuerte y superó estas adversidades. Bertha era una devota adoradora de Dios y compartió sus dones de tocar la guitarra y cantar en el coro de la iglesia. Le encantaba enseñar a todos aquellos que tenían el mismo deseo de tocar la guitarra y cantar. Una de las alegrías de Bertha era cantar y tocar la guitarra cada vez que se presentaba la ocasión, ya fuera en familia y / o con amigos. Bertha era conocida por viajar espontáneamente a Michoacán, para visitar a su hermana Maria Elena y desde allí las dos viajarían a otras regiones de México. Bertha se convirtió en una joven abuela a la edad de 42 años. Bertha tuvo muchos roles en la vida, pero ninguno la enorgullecía más que ser una Nana para sus 3 cachetones, Erik, Elianna y Elijah.Desafortunadamente, la vida de Bertha se truncó a la edad de 65 años el 16 de Noviembre de 2020. Bertha dejará un legado de generosidad desinteresada, la familia primero, amor sacrificial y devoción a Dios. Su hijo, nietos, hermanos, familiares y amigos la extrañarán mucho.

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