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Berta Jean Sims

April 25, 1930 ~ August 4, 2017 (age 87)

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Graveside Service
August 10, 2017

10:00 AM
Fresno Memorial Gardens
175 S. Cornelia Ave.
Fresno, CA 93706



Berta Jean Sims

April 25, 1930 — August 4, 2017



Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Fresno Memorial Gardens

175 S. Cornelia Ave., Fresno, California



Husband:  Bobby Gene Sims (deceased)

Daughter:  Debra Cogburn

Son:  Robert Sims (deceased)

Grandson:  Bryan Cogburn

Grandson:  Kyle Cogburn

Grandson:  Bobby Sims

Grandson:  Justin Sims

Great Granddaughter:  Avery Cogburn

Great Granddaughter:  Riley Cogburn

Great Grandson:  Jacob Cogburn



by A. L. Frink

Near a shady wall a rose once grew,

Budded and blossomed in God’s free light,

Watered and fed by morning dew,

Shedding its sweetness day and night.

As it grew and blossomed fair and tall,

Slowly rising to loftier height,

It came to a crevice in the wall,

Through which there shone a beam of light.

Onward it crept with added strength,

With never a thought of fear or pride.

It followed the light through the crevice’s length

And unfolded itself on the other side.

The light, the dew, the broadening view

Were found the same as they were before;

And it lost itself in beauties new,

Breathing its fragrance more and more.

Shall claim of death cause us to grieve,

And make our courage faint or fail?

Nay!  Let us faith and hope receive:

The rose still grows beyond the wall.

Scattering fragrance far and wide,

Just as it did in days of yore,

Just as it did on the other side,

Just as it will for evermore.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Valley Center For The Blind
3417 W. Shaw Ave., Fresno CA 93711
Tel: 1-559-222-4447

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