Bertha Bressett

September 28, 1925February 12, 2012

Bertha B.(Britton) Bressett, age 86, died peacefully in the hospital February 12, after many years of coping with COPD. She was born 1925 in Keene, New Hampshire, and attended schools there with special emphasis on Business Administration. She was married to Kenneth E. Bressett in 1950 and celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends in 2010. She is the mother of three children, Philip E. Bressett (Joann) of Colorado Springs, Richard J. Bressett of Madison, Wisconsin, and Mary Elizabeth Sauder of Taunton, Massachusetts. The Bressett family moved from Keene, N.H. to Racine, Wisconsin in 1959, and later spent two years in Des Moines, Iowa. “Bert”, as she preferred to be known, moved with her husband to Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1982. She was a member of Saint Paul’s Catholic Church.

Her parents, Elton and Rosamond Britton (Frizzell) preceded her in death, as did her sister Margaret Kingsbury. In addition to her immediate family that includes one grandson, she leaves her brother Carl Britton, of Peterborough, New Hampshire, a sister, Polly Courchene of Sebastian, Florida, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Much of her life was involved with doing volunteer work for various charitable organizations, and working with children. Among her many special interests were making ceramic ware, travel, reading and folk dancing. She frequently accompanied her husband on trips and was well-known as a hostess and volunteer worker at various numismatic events throughout the country. Viewing will be 6:00-8:00pm Thursday, February 16, 2012, at Swan Law Funeral Home, 501 North Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs. A Catholic Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 9 El Pomar Road, Colorado Springs 10:00am Friday February 17, 2012.

Contributions may be made in Mrs. Bressett’s memory to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 Pikes Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.


  • Visitation Thursday, February 16, 2012
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, February 17, 2012

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Renato Schindler

February 29, 2012

Ken, I am very sorry for your loss, I wish and pray that all go fine for her and you in this sorrowful transition and that angels help her in this new path of light. My thoughts and prays are focused on the Bressett family. Renato Schindler, Brazil.

Rebecca Bennett-Jordan

February 23, 2012

Dear Mr.Bressett,
My sincere condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Brian Stubbs

February 21, 2012

Ken, my wife and I are praying for you and your family. I always enjoyed my conversations with bertha.

Mike Ellis

February 19, 2012

My prayers are with you Ken and family. Bert was a great person and we will all miss her. Mike Ellis (Camilla, GA)

Mike & Karen Fuljenz

February 17, 2012

Bert was so special and kind to everyone. Ken, you are in our prayers.

Allen Berman

February 17, 2012

Ken, you have my sincere condolances. Those of us who rally around you are beyond counting.

February 17, 2012

Ken: Sorry to hear about Bert. She will be deeply missed. A great lady and friend.

Ed & Barb Metzger

Mary Edge

February 17, 2012

Ken and family, You are in our prayers at this time. We have all the wonderful memories of the two of you dancing with us and also camping. Also the wonderful times we spent at your home drinking coffee. Roger and Mary Edge

Neil and Marti Harris

February 16, 2012

Our sincere condolences to Ken and also to the family of Bert Bressett. It was our pleasure to work with Ken at ANA and to enjoy the company of Ken and Bert as she volunteered for many events. They always had smiles and a great sense of humor. Marti's daughter Lisa has treasured the lovely ceramic piece that Bert made for Lisa's wedding in 1986. She was a very special lady.

Vicken Yegparian

February 16, 2012

My condolences to Ken and the entire family on Bert's passing. I had not seen her in years, but I will always remember her fondly from my time in the Springs during the ANA Summer Seminars.