Bertha Ellen Clayton



Bertha Ellen Clayton, of Eagle Point, Ore., passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007 at Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford with her family by her side. She was born on March 27, 1920 in Rock River, Wyo. to parents, Carl and Anna Van Ortwick.



In 1936, she married Calvin Clayton of Medford. Bertha and Calvin lived througout the Rogue Valley in Prospect and Eagle Point.



Although Bertha enjoyed hobbies such as crocheting, canning, and crafting, she was also an avid fan of the outdoors who enjoyed hunting and fishing. She enjoyed spending time at the Eagle Point Grange and the Senior Center of Eagle Point.



She is preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Clayton; her parents, Carl and Anna Van Ortwick; her sister, Freda Williams; brothers, Clyde and Roy Van Ortwick; and four grandchildren. Survivors include her sons, Carl, Josie, and John; her daughter, Anna De Booy; sisters, Agnes Stockford and Velma Bennett; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren.



A private graveside memorial service will be held at V.A. Cemetary. She will be missed. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Eagle Point Senior Center or the Eagle Point Grange.