Joan Bertoldo 76, of Porterville passed away November 6, 2021 after a short but hard fight with cancer. Joan was born in Tullahoma, Tennessee to Elwood and Lois Rutledge.
Joan's family always came first. She spent her life devoted to her children, their spouses and all of her grandchildren. She always made sure her family was taken care of. She was a Psych Tech at Porterville Developmental Center for over 20 years. After she retired she was able to take a few trips and just enjoy her family.
Joan is survived by her five children. Daughter Joy and Gary Williams. Sons Jim Riedstra, Jesse Bertoldo, Jonathan and Erin Bertoldo Sr and Josh and Jessica Walker. Her 13 grandchildren Teresa Nation, Garrett Williams, Shawna Gomez, Jeffery Riedstra-Morley, Misty Skiles, Cassandra Small, Lexi Heredia, Kaylee Rice, Kelsey Bertoldo, Jonathan Bertoldo Jr., Hannah Bertoldo, Jolene Walker and Jewels Walker. Joan also has 18 great grandchildren with 2 on the way.
Joan is preceded in death by her parents, the love of her life Jess Bertoldo, two grandsons Matthew and Daniel Riedstra.
Joan will be greatly missed by all. The family will be holding a private celebration of life.
"Your Hung Meant the World"
Nobody else held me so tight, or made me feel so right, no ones eyes ever shined so bright with love as Mom, who's now high above.
- Tamsen Butler
"A beautiful soul, goodbye to your pain, goodbye to your troubles, your soul is free from this troublesome world, a loving wife, a loving mother, a loving grandmother all in one. Your soul waited to be set free, the time has come to let you fly, you may be in a better place but in our hearts you will be forever."
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