Phyllis Ann Bertram, 92, went home to heaven on Saturday, April 10, in her home, surrounded by loved ones. Phyllis lived serving and loving others. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.
Phyllis was born to Lester and Anna Asbury in Boise on August 27, 1928. She had an older brother, Ronald, and a younger brother, Robert. Phyllis was three years old when she lost her mother, and Robert was raised by Anna's sister, Sophia. Phyllis later gained a lovely stepmother, Marie, and a stepsister, Jean. Phyllis grew up in Boise and attended Franklin School from first to twelfth grades, graduating in 1946. Phyllis said 1946 was her "Big Year.” She trusted Christ as her personal Savior, and she met John on a blind date arranged by Gene and Lavelle Missman. John and Phyllis married at Baptist Temple in October. Phyllis was married to John for fifty-one years before his death in 1998. She was a loving mother to five children - Nancy Elliott, Merry Nelson, Bonnie Van Manen, John Bertram, and Paul Bertram (preceded in death). She had fifteen grandchildren, forty great grandchildren, and four great, great grandchildren - who all felt equally loved and special to Grandma Bertram, especially on their birthdays. Phyllis Bertram was a devoted follower of Jesus and a founding member of Treasure Valley Baptist Church in Meridian. She enjoyed singing in the church choir and helping children in master’s Club. Phyllis was a patriot who served many years with the VFW auxiliary. Phyllis Bertram, the last family member of her generation, leaves a wonderful legacy for her family.
The family will greet loved ones and friends at the Centennial Baptist Church on Thursday morning from 9 – 9:45 AM.
A Celebration of Phyllis’s life will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, April 15, at Centennial Baptist Church, 3610 E. Ustick Rd in Caldwell with Pastor Tony Van Manen (Grandson) officiating. Burial will follow at the Dry Creek Cemetery, Boise. Livestream will be available on the church’s Facebook page. An online guest book is available at www.nampafuneralhome.com
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Centennial Baptist School, 3610 E. Ustick Rd, Caldwell, ID 83605.
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