James E. Bertwell family thanks all for support

Friday, March 11, 2011 10:28 PM

We are grateful to our friends and families for the food, cards, telephone calls, visits, e-mails and donations to the Salvation Army and The Humane Society. We are humbled by the love and respect shown for our dad and each of us.

We also want to thank Dr. Burnside of Dolores, Dr. Wyman of Cortez and Dr. Mayer of Durango, and the professional staff of the Animas Surgical Hospital. Thank you to the staff of the Vista Grande Inn in Cortez.

We want to give thanks to the Ertel Funeral Home of Cortez. Jake, Lindsay, Bruce and David provided caring and professional service. The Flower Cottage in Cortez created masterpieces.

Al Strauss, the Methodist minister, comforted us with the service. Our lifelong friend, Larry Suckla, gave the eulogy.

Lee Kinney, the manager of the Elks Lodge, and the staff were outstanding.

And a special thanks to Skanska Construction Co. for their generous donations to the Salvation Army and the Humane Society.

Jan and Jeff Jones