May 5, 1928 – May 9, 2017
Alberta “Bertie” Ruby Fay (Bond) Vandeventer passed away May 9, 2017 in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.
Bertie was born to Eugene Clyde & Ruby Hazel Bond on May 5, 1928 in Omaha, Nebraska. Bertie was one of six children and the youngest of twins. She married Earl Andrew Vandeventer September 7, 1946 in Lodgegrass, Montana and lived in Sheridan, Wyoming. Two years later, they welcomed their son, Roy Ray, three years later Earlene Fay and one year later Madonna Kay.
In the 1970’s they moved a lot for Earl’s career to Oregon, California and New Mexico. They enjoyed all their moves making many friends and memories.
They lived most of their time in Albuquerque, New Mexico where they enjoyed bowling, fishing and spending time with their family.
In 1992, after Earl’s retirement, they moved back home to Big Horn, Wyoming where they could be closer to the mountains. Bertie loved her view from her home where she could watch the wildlife and enjoyed family visits.
Bertie loved attending church, spending time with her Pomeranians, bowling and as a licensed beautician, loved doing hair.
As a loving sister, wife, mother and grandmother she was preceded in death by her parents, husband Earl and siblings Eugene, Leota, Clyde & Macy.
Surviving family members are Roy & Carol (Hosford) Vandeventer, Big Horn, Wyoming, and their children and grandchildren: Joe & Brandy Campbell (Sheridan & Kaylin McKinley) and George & Jamie Leupold (Shay Leupold).
Earlene Vandeventer, Gillette, Wyoming: Josh & Nachelle McGrath (Payton, Avery & Reece McGrath)
Tom & Madonna Stecher, Rio Rancho, New Mexico: Justin & Darlene Eidem (Taylor & Aspen Eidem).
Her brother, Jimmy Bond, Nampa, Idaho, and many other loving family members.
Bertie was an independent lady who loved entertaining family and friends. She was often hosting Avon, crystal and Tupperware parties, playing Uno with her grandkids, Wii bowling, watching Wheel of Fortune and loving on her pets. Her favorite treasures were bedside roses and love notes from Earl.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.