Alamosa resident Bertha Ann Velarde, 60, passed away January 3, 2018 at her home with her loving family by her side. Bertha was born on June 9, 1957 in Alamosa, Colorado, the daughter of Carlos Apodaca and Mollie Dominguez Apodaca. Bertha loved being outdoors, fishing, hunting, camping and spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends. She was a loving and exceptional wife, mother, grandmother, cousin and friend to all and she will be dearly missed.
Survivors include her husband Walter Velarde of Alamosa, CO; daughter Bonnie (Larry) Medina of Arvada, CO; grandchildren Larysa A. Medina, Logan S. Medina both of Arvada, CO. She is also survived by many cousins and friends.
Bertha was preceded in death by her parents Carlos and Mollie Apodaca, brother Carlos (Barbara) Apodaca.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Alamosa. Interment will follow at the Alamosa Cemetery. The care of arrangements have been entrusted to Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.