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Obituary: Bertha Sipes Meredith

Mrs. Meredith

Mrs. Meredith

Bertha Sipes Meredith, 72, of Cottonwood, Ariz., passed away on March 30, 2011. She was born on May 13, 1938, in Prescott, Ariz., to Ben and Anna Mae Sipes.

Bertha worked at Howard Ruffs "Target" and Rough Times and was a D-Backs fan. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Bertha's special accomplishment was her length of time - 25 years - on dialysis.

She is survived by son Ben Howard (Rhonda) of Henderson, Nev.; daughters Becky Wells (Gary) of Portland, Ore., and Debbie Howard of Cottonwood; stepdaughter Pat Rodriquez of Hayward, Calif.; brother Robert Sipes of Ash Fork, Ariz.; sisters, Genevieve Stringfield of Prescott, Ann O'Donnal (Richard) of Payson, Dorothy Bong of Surprise, Ariz., and Nell Hollenbeck (Larry).

A memorial service will be noon Saturday, April 9, 2011, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cottonwood.

Donations may be made to The National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016 or at

An online guestbook is available to sign at

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