Bertha Caldwell Wain, born in Indiana on October 3, 1914, ended life in Temecula, California May 27, 2008 — but her favorite place she lived was Weed, 1974 to 2004.
While in Weed she was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church (elder); president of Weed Golden Seniors (Reno trips); PSA II (representative); Weed Chamber of Commerce (information center); Gourmet Food Group (known for cooking and eating); and a 4-H foods leader.
She also enjoyed many classes at College of the Siskiyous, especially the European Travel and Food.
Before coming to Weed she worked for May Florist; was president of the Ladies Aid of Zion Lutheran Church; volunteered for Los Angeles Better Baby Clinics; pushed wheelchairs at Rancho Los Amigas Hospital; as well as prepared copies of braille for the blind.
During World War II she was a Rosie the Riveter and before that (1932-1936) she worked as a nanny for many famous baseball players’ children.
She had two sisters and three brothers, Glen Caldwell and Anna Mae De Necochea still living; daughter, Charlotte Olson (and husband Vance); granddaughter, Shana Fajardo; and twin great-grandsons, Brandon and Justin.
The family would like to thank all for the many prayers, masses, cards, phone calls and the gifts to Youth for Christ in Redding.