Katherine Bertelson

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Hope and I were next door neighbors in Beebe Plain and I considered her my best friend. We had lots of fun together as kids, and although we lost touch years ago I often thought of her. I wish her family my deepest sympathy in your loss. Remember that if you keep those wonderful memories of your good times with her, she will always remain alive in your hearts. God Bless.


Posted by: Helena Hebert=Fortier - Meridian, ID - friend   Mar 16, 2018

I met Hope when I was so fortunate to be asked to join then on a 4 day weekend horse adventure. We became instant friends. I had never met anyone so open, kind, sweet and could do anything she set her mind to do. Whether it was riding a rambunctious horses bareback on the trail and never even looking concerned, to climbing up and sitting on the top of the big truck that was pulling the 38ft horse trailer just so she could reach the fill spot to add more oil. My condolences to the family. Hope was truly special.


Posted by: Liz Greenwood - North Granby, CT   Feb 26, 2018

I knew "Hope" in high school" -- never realized her real name was Katherine. Hope was so adorable and smiley and friendly. My heart goes out to all that loved her and knew her. I also knew Ida and John and my condolences go out to you also. Losing a sister and in your case Ida - this is the second that I know of - must be so hard. Dwell on the memories and all the positive thoughts you have. Did you know she did my hair for my college pics? Take care you two ........... Sheila


Posted by: Sheila Petelle - The Villages, FL - friend   Feb 23, 2018

Nobody cut my hair as good as you did Hope! We were sorry to lose you and we know you are with the angels that watched over you. Its your turn to be an angel...a guardian angel to Joel, Tate and TJ. Happy Trails!


Posted by: ME Mendl - Colchester, VT   Feb 19, 2018

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope.
When God made Hope, He must have used the mold to make the rest of the angels. We were blessed to have known her. Till that day when we will meet again!


Posted by: Reed - friend   Feb 19, 2018

My deepest sympathy for the family for the loss of one of my high school classmates. RIP Hope


Posted by: Dawn Bowen - Derby Line, VT   Feb 19, 2018

Tate and Joel,

I am thinking of the two of you along with the rest of your family at this time. I hope your memories of the interesting, intelligent woman you knew as mom and I knew as "friend" will provide some bit of comfort at this time. I will be forever grateful for the time spent with Hope again in the last several months of her life, it was a wonderful gift she gave to me.


Posted by: A friend   Feb 19, 2018

May the God of all comfort strengthen the family during this time of deep sorrow. Those who pass on, God keeps in his memory because they are precious in his eyes. My sincerest condolences. (Psalms 116:15)


Posted by: S H - Snellville, GA   Feb 18, 2018

My sincere sympathy to Tate and Joel. I knew your Mother years ago when she did my hair and made me feel beautiful! She had such a special way about her..she cared deeply for her sons and I am so sad to know she is gone.

Liz Gretkowski


Posted by: Liz Gretkowski - Burlington, VT   Feb 18, 2018

My condolences go out to the family for your lose.


Posted by: Richard Beattie - Hoboken, GA - classmate   Feb 18, 2018