Judith Esther Berreth, 80, passed away March 4, 2021 peacefully with family at her side in Weippe, after a brief battle with a blood infection.
Judy was born to Albert and Josephine Reutzel, Oct. 31, 1940 in Imperial, Nebraska.
She graduated from Kiona-Benton City High School in 1959, and later graduated from Eastern Washington College with a BS degree in home economics.
Judy’s first marriage was to Dwayne Charles Kletch on Sept. 27, 1969, a short marriage which was annulled.
Aug. 31, 1970 she married Robert La Verne Hendrickson. They lived in Benton City and had a daughter, Minnie. This marriage ended in divorce. Judy finally found a stable home when she married Edward Leon Berreth, Nov. 18, 1978. The couple made their home in Weippe with Judy’s daughter and Edward’s four sons.
She was a junior and senior high school teacher for 13 years. Her hobbies included sewing and quilting of various types and she loved family gatherings.
She is preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Ralph Baars.
Survivors include her husband Edward of Weippe; daughter Minnie West (Michael); sons Jonathan Berreth (Svetlana) of Tigard, Oregon, Phillip Berreth (Dawn) of Clarkston, Washington, Charles Berreth (Candice) of Weippe, and Jason Berreth (Michelle) of Weippe; a nephew, Ron Baars (Cathy) of Greeley, Colorado, and eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday, March 13, at 12 noon at the Weippe Wesleyan Church, with a potluck dinner to follow at the White Pine Rebekahs Lodge.