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Norberta R. Saenz

March 24, 1923 ~ October 17, 2017 (age 94)

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Norberta R. Saenz age 94 of West Richland, WA, formerly of Mabton, WA passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017 in Richland, WA. Berta was born March 24, 1923 in China Nuevo Leon, Mexico the daughter of Celso and Felipa (Loredo) Rodriguez. She attended elementary school in Mexico. On December 29, 1938 she married Felipe Saenz in China Nuevo Leon, Mexico. In 1952 Berta and Felipe moved to Texas before later settling in Washington State where they made their home.  Berta was an in-home daycare owner for many years.  She loved crocheting, reading her Bible, baking, cooking, caring for her roses and visiting with family and friends. She was a member of the Grandview Church of Christ.

Berta is survived by 5 children; Lydia Ochoa of Bellingham, WA, Manuel Saenz of Toppenish, WA, Nick Saenz (Veda) of Anna, TX, Olga Ramos (Efren) of Pasco, WA and Elva Lopez (Abel) of West Richland, WA and daughter in-law Marylou Saenz of Mabton, WA. She is also survived by 29 grandchildren, 60 great grandchildren and numerous great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Felipe Saenz, parents Celso and Felipa Rodriguez, sons Pedro Saenz, Jose Saenz, Juan Saenz and grandson Daniel Saenz.

Viewing and visitation will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10:00 am until time of Funeral Service at 11:00 am at the Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Sunnyside, WA. Burial will follow at Mabton Cemetery in Mabton, WA. Those wishing to sign Berta’s online memorial book may do so at Smith Funeral Homes in care of arrangements.


 Service Information

Viewing and Visitation
October 21, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Smith Funeral Home
528 S. 8th St.
Sunnyside, WA 98944

Funeral Service
October 21, 2017

11:00 AM
Smith Funeral Homes, Ltd & Crematory
528 S 8th Street
Sunnyside, WA 98944

Interment following funeral service
October 21, 2017

Mabton Cemetery
950 Vance Road
Mabton, WA 98935

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