Bertha A. Roa also known as “Bert”, 72, was born to Roberto and Raquel Muro on September 30, 1949 in Juarez, Mexico and entered into eternal glory on October 25, 2021 in Westminster, California. She is survived by her children, Denise Rodriguez, Nick and Robert Roa (Linda), 13 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, siblings: Letty (Pedro), Charlie (Carol), Bob (Venetia), Rick (Mary) and Norma (Danny). Preceded in death by her parents, Roberto and Raquel Muro, granddaughter Vanessa Rodriguez and niece Christina Chagolla. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, many friends and other relatives.
Bert came to California with her parents and younger sister at an early age and grew up in Santa Ana, California. She was a very lively presence everywhere she went. When she entered a room, you knew she was there! If there was one word that could describe what was important to her, it would be “family”. She was a single parent raising her 3 kids. She involved her kids in Pop Warner Football in Santa Ana, CA and they also played baseball at Madison Park. She was their biggest cheerleader during those years attending every game, and being involved with fundraising efforts to help the team out. She loved traveling with the football team to their championship games, even if it was out of state and she recruited her siblings into traveling with her. She made friends with everyone on the teams and she would run all over the park watching her kids whether it was a cheering competition or playing football or baseball. You couldn’t keep her away from it. She went to all their school performances and anything else they were involved in. As her kids grew up and had kids of their own, she loved watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren grow up and spending time with them. She loved to be called “nana” by them and went to their school performances as well. The Word says the Lord will bless and multiply you. She was definitely blessed and multiplied many times over in her growing family.
She also enjoyed spending time with her parents and siblings. Growing up, there was always music playing in the house and big family gatherings. Her father loved music and her parents enjoyed hosting family holidays throughout the years. She inherited that same love of music and family gatherings from them. After her father passed away, she moved in with her mother and took care of her for many years. The time she spent with her mother was special to her. They were always together and enjoyed when someone would stop by the house to take them some goodies or take them out to eat. After her mother passed, she continued to spend time with all her siblings during their “breakfast club” gatherings or had special “sister days” where they would go out to breakfast just the three of them together. Bert shared lots of laughter and love with her siblings and they all grieved the loss of their parents together. She was always so happy to hear your voice if you called her on the phone or picked her up to go spend some time together. If you said to her, “let’s go grab a bite to eat”, she was always ready. She was always quick to give you a hug and tell you she loved you. She was never afraid to say that!
She loved traveling to El Paso, Texas, to visit family or simply going to Disneyland. She never said no to an invitation. She was loud and funny and she would break out into a dance whenever she heard a favorite song.
Her trust and faith in the Lord was strong. Although it is a great loss to her family that she is now gone, we also have great peace in knowing she is now in the arms of Jesus and has been reunited with her parents and other loved ones gone before us. Until we meet again Bert, we all love and miss you! Your children, grandchildren, siblings and everyone whose heart you touched!
A private celebration of life will be held with her family and close friends.