Bertha was a homemaker most of her life. She began working as a nanny later in life and then worked as a custodian for Pettus ISD before she retired in 1981. She was a devout Catholic and a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, and a member of St. Ann’s. Bertha enjoyed volunteering and lending a helping hand.
Survivors include two sons, Paul (Sarah) Jaure of Beeville, and Jaime (Adela) Jaure of Beeville: three daughters, Estella (Armando) Lopez of Kenedy, Irma (Raymond) Rivas of Taft and Cindy (James) Guerrero of Helena, Texas. Eleven grand children: Paul Jaure, Jana Jaure Kennelly, Noel Lopez, Hector Lopez, Teri Lopez, Roland Jaure, Omar Jaure, Lupita Jaure, Jenna Guerrero, James Guerrero II and Jacylyn Guerrero; 20 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews all whom will dearly miss her.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Miguel Jaure; four sisters, Connie Martinez, Lupita Figueroa, Frances Caballero, and Olga Torres; four brothers, Gilbert Rodriguez, Rudy Rodriguez, Richard Rodriguez and Carlos Rodriguez; and one grandson, Jeffery Jaure.
A Rosary was recited on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 7 pm at Trevino Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, Jan. 21, at 10 am at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church with Father Luke officiating. Burial followed at the Pettus Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Coastal Bend College Fund.
Pallbearers were Roland Jaure, Omar Jaure, Paul Jaure, Hector Lopez, Jody Alaniz, and James Guerrero.
Honorary Pallbearers were Juan Camacho, Edward Guerrero, Mike Rosales, Raul Garcia, Noel Lopez, Cruz Alaniz, and Raymond Rivas.