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Bertha D. Vera
Funeral Mass will be Saturday, October 14, 2017

(10/12/17 Insider Obituary Archives) - Bertha D. Vera, 84, of Plainview, passed away on October 11, 2017 with her loved ones at her side.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in her honor at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father George Poonely as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Plainview Cemetery under the personal care of Lemons Funeral Home.

A Rosary will be recited at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, October 13 in the Lemons Memorial Chapel.

Bertha was born on April 4, 1933 in Taylor, Texas to Esteban and Maria (Garza) Diaz. She married Ray G. Vera on December 23, 1953 in Plainview. They spent 55 beautiful years together and raised six sons and two daughters. Ray preceded her in death in April, 2008.

Bertha worked for many years with the Plainview ISD until her retirement. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church and served as a Guadalupana for over 40 years. For 10 of those years, she served as Vice-President. Bertha enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren play sports. She watched baseball on television. In her free time, she loved to play Bingo. She remained very active in church activities at Sacred Heart.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ray Vera; two sisters, Fina Vallejo and Lydia Diaz; one brother, Ernesto Diaz and one granddaughter, Larissa M. Vera.

Those left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Erma Vera of Plainview and Martha Medina and her husband, Robert, of San Antonio; six sons, Ray Vera and his wife Rosemary, Virgil Vera and his wife Irene, all of Plainview, Dennis Vera and his wife Cheryl of Ft. Worth, Gilbert Vera of Plainview, Larry Vera of Columbus, OH and Carlos Vera and wife Denise of Plainview. She is also survived by 28 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

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