Matilda Elizabeth Bertram
August 20, 1931 – May 2, 2021
Matilda was born in Thorp, Washington to Elizabeth and Andrew Bertram. She had four brothers – LeRoy, Norman, Andy and Tony – and four sisters – Ollie, June, Jo, Dot. She was a member of the Yakima Tribe.
Matilda worked at Boeing for 40 years. She loved to travel and enjoyed road trips with family, especially to the ocean. You never saw her without a smile on her face.
Known as “Aunt Tildy,” she never married or had any children of her own. All of her nieces and nephews were considered to be her own. She loved each and every one of them and helped them in so many ways.
Aunt Tildy passed away in Kirkland, WA at Family Care One Adult Family Home, after a five-year battle with Alzheimer’s. Her spirit is now free. She can now go see all of her brothers and sisters, mom and dad.
Matilda is survived by her sister-in-law Elnora Bertram, along with many, many nieces and nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank all of the caregivers and hospice nurses, who assisted her at the end of her life, for their wonderful care and love.
A private graveside service will be held at Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Bellevue on May 12th.
There will be a Celebration of Life for Aunt Tildy in August on her 90th birthday.
~Miss Me But Let Me Go~
When I come to the end of the road And the sun has set for me I want no rites in a gloom-filled room Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little-but not too long And not with your head bowed low Remember the love that we once shared Miss me-but let me go
For this is a journey that we all must take And each must go alone. It's all part of the Master's plan A step on the road to home
When you are lonely and sick of heart Go to the friends we know And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds Miss me but let me go.
By Christina Georgina Rossetti