Bertha Hanna Craven, age 87, of Miles City passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at the Friendship Villa Care Center in Miles City.
Bertha was born in Windsor, North Dakota on May 7, 1925, the daughter of Oscar and Josephine (Goodroad) Olson. She was raised in Windsor until 1936 when the family moved to the Huntley Project area where she lived until 1955. Bertha married Fred Craven on January 22, 1955 in Red Lodge. Following their marriage, they lived in Billings where they owned and operated Beauty Vent Awning Company during the 1950’s and 1960’s. Starting in the late 1960’s, Fred and Bertha lived in Phoenix, Arizona where they enjoyed their lake home and house boat on Lake Powell. Following the passing of Fred in 1992, Bertha moved back tot Billings to be closer to family and friends. In 2006, due to failing health, she made her home in Miles City. Bertha’s family is grateful for the care she received at the Friendship Villa.
Bertha is survived by a brother, Donald (Shirley) Olson of Evansville, WY; a sister, Esther Knaub of Worden, MT; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Fred, three brothers: Clarence, Albert and Martin; and five sisters: Marjorie, Dorothy, Elenora, Lucille and LaVera.
Visitation will be held on Friday, June 22, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Ballantine. Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home of Miles City is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.