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Obituary for Lena S Bertagnolli

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Lena S Bertagnolli

February 22, 1919 - March 8, 2011

Lena S Bertagnolli Lena S. Bertagnolli, 92, died on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, in McCall Idaho. She was born February 22, 1919 in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, the daughter of Savina and Bertolo Julian. She married Joseph Bertagnolli of Ogden on June 12, 1937.Lena lived most of her life in Ogden managing the Mountain View Motel and caring for her large extended family. In her late years she also lived for awhile in Cheyenne, WY. and McCall, ID. Lena enjoyed life, especially caring for her children and grandchildren. She was an active volunteer with the Saint Mary’s Church Altar Society. She was involved with her husband in the Ogden and Utah Motel Owners Association. She and her husband Joe enjoyed social times spent at the Ogden Elks Lodge. Travel and fishing opportunities were always a special treat for Lena. Friends and family knew they were always welcome in her home. Lena was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers, and one sister. She is survived by two sisters and one brother in Seattle, WA., and one sister in Sacramento, CA. She is also survived by her three children, Joe (Pam) Bertagnolli of Cheyenne, WY., Janice (Alois) Martin of New Meadows, ID., and David (Marianne) Bertagnolli of Ogden, UT., plus eight grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren. The Holy Rosary service will begin at 1:15 p.m. on Friday, March 18, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 4050 South 3900 West, West Haven, UT., followed by a Funeral Mass service beginning at 2:00 p.m. Entombment will be at the Leavitt’s Aultorest Mausoleum, 836 36th Street, Ogden, UT.Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Life reception following the Entombment services (4:00 p.m.) at Leavitt’s Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, friends are encouraged to make a donation to your favorite charity or the Alzheimer’s Association ( in the name of her husband Joseph Bertagnolli. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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Service Information

Date: Friday, March 18, 2011

Time: 2:00 pm -

St. Mary's Catholic Church


4050 South 3900 West , , West Haven, UT,

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Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, March 18, 2011

Time: 4:00 pm -

Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Timeline for Lena S Bertagnolli

Born: February 22, 1919
Died: March 8, 2011

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Mary Jane Bertagnolli posted on 3/23/11

Just to let you know that I found out today of the death of your dear Loved One as I don't take the newspaper lately. I am so sorry and am sure that she is where she wants to be. I remember her very well as being a very friendly and loving person. I had wondered recently if she was still alive. I also remember her husband Joe as a very special person. I will remember them both in my prayers. I find reading somewhat difficult lately due to cataract surgery. My daughter, Diane told me about it. Sincerely, Mary Jane Bertagnolli and Family.


Debra Langelier, on behalf of David's many friends and coworkers posted on 3/17/11

Our thoughts and prayers are with David and all of Mrs. Bertagnolli's family and friends today. Reading through her lifestory, it is obvious she was blessed with many loving relationships, a long and happy life and a strong faith in our Lord. We hope the memories she built with each of you will bring you peace and joy in the coming days. May God bless and keep you all.


Joan Mottoh Segna posted on 3/15/11

My mother, Evelyn Griff Mottoh always enjoyed being with her Julian cousins. The last time that we saw Lena and Joe was in Ogden in about 1992. It was always a special treat for me to be with my Mom when we had the opportunity for a visit with one of the cousins and this visit was no exception. I enjoyed the laughter and hearing the family stories that they had in common. I know Lena's family will miss her dearly, because she was a very special lady.Joan Segna


Jeannie Griff Newman posted on 3/15/11

My father, Louie Griff, was Lena's cousin. I remember childhood visits to Lava Hot Springs and stops along the way to see relatives. Lena & Joe's was one of those stops. My father was very fond of his cousins and always remembered them. Family memories are everything. My condolences to the Julian and Bertagnolli families for their loss. Rest in peace, Lena.