Bert, Emily Alice

Emily Alice Bert
April 2, 1928 – Jan. 25, 2016
Resident of Fremont
Emily Bert moved to Fremont, CA, in 1978 and died here in Fremont following a stroke. She was 87. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Joseph Bert, by her brothers Jack Burton and Edward Burton, and by her sister Mildred Linneman. Her parents, John Edgar Burton and Mildred Cleo Kees Burton raised Emily in the mountains of Colorado. She is survived by her son, Paul Bert, his wife Michele Baker, her daughter, Alice Bert, and her brother Eugene Burton (Maudeen).
Emily and Joe moved to Los Altos in 1955 where they met her lifelong friend, Lois Peschel. Later Emily and her family lived in Mountain View, Sunnyvale, and Las Cruces, NM, before moving to Fremont.
Emily graduated from Ohlone College during her 50s. She volunteered at Ardenwood Historic Farm arranging flowers for many years. Her friendships there led her to join their croquet group. Although never an athlete, she delighted in her rare croquet wins. She loved art and decorating. She was an avid reader.
Emily was a loyal and lifelong friend. She was socially aware and supported many humanitarian and liberal causes. She was a great mother, aunt, and sister showing unwavering and unconditional support. She loved animals and gave to animal protection causes. She fed feral cats in her yard in Fremont for 30 years. Emily will be truly missed by family and friends.
There will be a memorial service at the library of Brookdale Senior Living, 2860 Country Dr., Fremont, CA 94536, on Sunday, January 31 at 1:00 PM.

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