Bertha Rothhammer

Bertha Lea Rothhammer

1928 - 2021

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Obituary of Bertha Lea Rothhammer

Bertha Lea (Peak) Rothhammer was born January 11, 1928, in Dennis, OK, to Charles Curtis Peak & Louisa (Bushyhead) Peak and passed from this life on January 27, 2021, at the age of 93, in Broken Arrow. Bertha Lea was raised and educated in Grove, OK. Her secondary education was at the Sequoyah Training School in Tahlequah, graduating class of 1945. Lea married the love of her life, Chet Rothhammer, on February 29, 1956 in Claremore, Oklahoma. They lived in Tulsa with their two sons, Jerry and Chester, until 1965, when they moved to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. They were married 42 years. After graduation, she went to work in Tulsa at the McDonald Douglas Airplane Plant, and then was a Real Estate Agent for many years; she retired from John Bryce Realty. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Broken Arrow, and she loved her church family. She enjoyed bowling with her friends and was a part of a bowling league for years. Lea was proud of her Cherokee heritage, she was full blood Cherokee. She enjoyed researching her Ancestry as well as the Rothhammer Ancestry. Later in life, Lea loved to take you out to eat, or it was a treat for her to be taken out!! But what she most enjoyed in life was being with family. She loved being with her children, and she and Chet were crazy about their grandbabies. She also loved being with her siblings, her nieces, and nephews and with her cousins. She and Chet loved being a part of the Rothhammer and Peak family reunions. Lea loved life and embraced the entire family! Where she was, there was always laughter. Lea and Chet spent many great years with their friends from the IGO at lake outings and different functions. They would also take many a trip in their RV with their good friends, The Partridges. Lea enjoyed fishing just as much as Chet did. After the Grandchildren came along, they had many memorable fishing trips with their grandchildren. Bertha Lea was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Curtis Peak & Louisa (Bushyhead) Peak; her husband, Chester Eugene Rothhammer; her stepdaughter, Sandy Rothhammer; her granddaughters, Barbara Lea, Rachel, Susan, Sarah, and Ellen Rothhammer; grandson, Steve Swaggerty, and 1 great-great-grandchild, Valerie Rothhammer; also her brothers and sisters, Wynena "Nena" Montgomery, Charles Curtis Peak, Jr., Cornelia "Janet" Pasqua, Stan Waite Peak, Helen Williams and nephew Robert Peak. While she will be missed by so many, she is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald Rothhammer & Nancy Corn of Miami, OK, and Chester & Frances Rothhammer of Broken Arrow, OK; her stepdaughter and son-in-law, Barbara & Bob Heflin of Broken Arrow, OK; brother-in-law Clarence Pasqua; sister-in-law; Mary Sue Peak; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-great-grandchildren; Along with a host of nieces and nephews who she loved dearly. Lea will lie in state from 10-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 2, at the Ninde Brookside Funeral Home with family receiving friends from 5-7 p.m. A funeral will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 3 at the Ninde Brookside Funeral Home Chapel, with a graveside committal following at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Tulsa. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the Northeastern State University, American Indian Merit Award at: https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1517/bp20/interior.aspx?sid=1517&gid=1&pgid=541&cid=1222 Ninde Brookside, 918-742-5556, www.ninde.com
Tuesday
2
February

Visitation

10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Ninde Brookside Funeral Home
3841 S. Peoria
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Family to receive friends from 5-7 p.m.
Wednesday
3
February

Funeral

10:00 am
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Ninde Brookside Chapel
3841 S. Peoria
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
918-742-5556