Berta Harvison, 86

Berta Harvison, 86, died Saturday, Jan. 27. Graveside services were held Monday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. in the Rochelle Cemetery with Rev. Johnny Perkins and Rev. Bill Fuller officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Preddy Funeral Home. Born June 21, 1914, in Montague County to Scipio and Ida Olive Cottle Cates, she graduated from Rochelle High School in 1929 and attended Ranger Junior College and Tarleton State University. She married Boswell Herndon McAnelly IV on Nov. 27, 1938, in Rochelle. They had two daughters. He preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 1948. She later married Raymond Paul Harvison. She was chief telephone operator in Rochelle from 1936 to 1938. From 1950 to 1956 she was the supervisor of the school lunchroom in Rochelle. She then went to nursing school and became a licensed vocational nurse, working in Brady and Menard for Dr. Herbert Westphal from 1962 to 1973. She was a member of the Rochelle Baptist Church. She moved to the Crockett County Care Center in August 2000 and was known as Mama Bert. Survivors include her son-in-law, Glenn Burns; granddaughters, Dawn Carter and husband, Michael, and Gay Stokes and husband, Ken; a great-grandson, Sol Walker Stokes; and two great-granddaughters, Kyann Rose Kothman and Sierra Rochelle Stokes of Ozona. She was preceded in death by her husband, Boswell McAnelly IV; her husband, Raymond Harvison; two sisters; four brothers; a daughter, Sandra Slatton; and a daughter, Nina Sue Burns, in September 2000. Memorials may be made to the Crockett County Care Center or Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, Permian Basin Chapter.

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