Bertha Marie Wood, 47, of Fargo, ND, formerly of Oakes, ND, died July 26, 2019.
She was born on March 11, 1972 in Oakes to Peter Sr. and Mary (Greenley) Awender. She grew up near Oakes and graduated from Oakes High School with the class of 1990. On June 28, 1991, she married the love of her life Michael Wood, and they were blessed with a son and daughter, Jamison and Sierra. They lived in Oakes, where Bertha worked as a secretary for the Oakes Public School system. They later moved to Bismarck before making their home in Fargo.
Bertha loved spending time at the lake with family and with her new horse. The other half of the year she enjoyed cheering on the Bison football team. During the school year, she attended sporting events and activities of her nieces & nephews whenever she could.
Bertha devoted her life to being a wife & mother. Her greatest joy and treasure in life was loving and caring for her family. Her selflessness and kindness was felt by every person who was blessed to cross paths with her. She loved so many with an open and loving heart and will continue to watch over and love us all from above.
In lieu of flowers or memorials, we encourage everyone to call their wife, mom, sister, daughter or friend and remind them of how much you love them.
She will be forever loved and missed by her husband Michael; son & daughter, Jamison and Sierra; future daughter-in-law, Erica Leake; her parents, Peter Sr. and Mary Awender, Oakes, ND; father & mother-in-law, Neal and Marilyn Wood, Oakes; her siblings, Peter Awender Jr., Paul (May) Awender, Patrick (Tammy) Awender, Perry Awender, Phillip (Denise) Awender, Mary Beth (Jeff) Meehl and Sara (Ben) Iverson all of Oakes; and her beloved puppy Zoey. Bertha was preceded in death by her grandparents, Anton & Mary Awender and Arthur & Bertha Greenley.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Oakes. Memories may be shared and viewed by visiting www.dahlstromfuneralhome.com