November 6, 1930 – June 28, 2017
Bert, age 86, passed away unexpectedly of a stroke on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. She was a resident of Colorado Springs for 57 years and had formerly lived in Great Bend, Kansas and Lamar, Colorado. She was a homemaker.
Bert was born on November 6, 1930 to William Charles and Beta (Trauer) Charles in Hays, Kansas. On September 5, 1948 she married the love of her life Donald E. Hurd in Ellinwood, Kansas.
Bert enjoyed collecting roosters and chickens of all shapes, sizes and uses. Her impressive collection filled her home. She also enjoyed travelling the country in a fifth wheel trailer with Don and their dogs. Her greatest love was always for her family and friends.
She is survived by her loving husband of nearly 70 years, Donald E. Hurd; son, Mark, and daughter-in-law, Kathy; daughter, Michelle, and son-in-law, Mike; and daughter-in-law, Donna; grandchildren: Angel and husband Ben, April and husband Matt, Danielle and husband Paul, Ryan and wife Beth; great-grandchildren: Tyler, Damian and Brooklyn.
Bert was preceded in death by her beloved son, Micheal Hurd, and by her adored little sister, Jody Charles.
A small private service will be held. Ashes will be interred at Shrine of Remembrance in Colorado Springs.
Memorials in Bert’s honor may be made to an animal rescue group of your choice.