Barbara Susan “Suzi” Wertz

Barbara Susan “Suzi” Wertz, a lifelong Grays Harbor resident died on June 23, 2012, in Aberdeen. She was 61. Suzi was born on October 27, 1950, in Aberdeen to Thomas A. and Carol A. Berglund. She grew up in Elma where she attended Elma Grade School. She attended high school in Elma and Montesano.

She married Charles W. Wertz on December 6, 1969. He survives her at the family home in Aberdeen. Suzi was a homemaker. She enjoyed playing video games, playing with her grandchildren and most of all loving and helping her children. She also enjoyed caring for her 3 loving dogs; Nemo, Harley, Hailey and her granddog, Tucker.

In addition to her husband, Charles; Suzi is survived by her children, Steven R. Wertz, of Aberdeen, Heidi M. Pflughaupt, Matlock and Heather D. Wertz, all of Montesano; her sister, Christine A. Brule, of Montesano; brother, Thomas R. Berglund, of Medical Lake, Wash.; sister, Patty L. Ambrose, of Olympia; sister, Peggy S. Lenherr, of Elma; and 2 grandchildren, Kaleb and Lana Riggs; as well as brother-in-law, Frank (Jamie) Wertz of Maple Valley, Wash. She is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Carol Berglund. The family suggests memorial donations be made to Sterling Savings Bank Memorial Fund or P.A.W.S.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, 2012, at 712 North Williams in Aberdeen.

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Arrangements are entrusted to Whiteside Family Mortuary in Aberdeen.