Ardith B Berkshire

Born: April 26, 1937
Died: June 06, 2010

Ardith (Burda) Berkshire, of Orangevale, California, Passed away peacefully with her family at her bedside, Sunday, June 6th, 2010 at Mercy San Juan Hospital, Carmichael, California. She had suffered a massive stroke just the day before. Mrs. Berkshire was 73 years of age and is survived by her four children, Dr. Debbie (Young) McGee of Boise Idaho; Kirk Young of Austin, Texas; Vikki (young) Gruitza of Sharon, Pennsylvania and Cami Young of Chino Hills, California.

She was widowed from her children’s father, Wayne L. Young in 1981 and was currently married to her surviving husband, John H. Berkshire of Orangevale, California. Mrs. Berkshire is also survived by four grandchildren, Madeline and Mercedes Schrenkheisen of Boise, Idaho and JW and Sasha Young of Austin, Texas. She was a dedicated member of Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church and a past working member of Senior Gleaners.

Mrs. Berkshire lived in Elkhart from childhood to adulthood and was a 1955 graduate of Elkhart High School, before working her way through and graduating from, Saint Edwards University in Austin, Texas.

Ardie’s Credo: Do all the good you can, by all the means  you can, in all the ways you can ,in all the places you can,at all the times you can, for all the people you can, as long as you ever can.


Friends are invited for visitation  June 15, 2010 from 3 to 6 pm at Heritage Oaks Memorial Chapel, 6920 Destiny Drive, Rocklin, CA


Memorial service will be held at  Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church, 11427 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks California on June a 16, 2010 at 2 pm.


Interment will take place at Prairie Street Cemetery in Elkhart, Indiana .Stemm- Lawson- Peterson Funeral Home in Elkhart is handling services in Indiana

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11 Comments to “Ardith B Berkshire”

  1. Suzy (Burda) Stoneall

    Aunt Ardie was a beautiful woman inside and out. I am so thankful that I was able to know her and be loved by her. The services this week were a good reflection of the kind of person she is. The pastor who led the funeral did a fantastic job of characterizing her warmth, grace, humility, and charm. Her faith in our Lord was evident in her lifestyle and how she treated others. It’s hard to say goodbye but I know I’ll be seeing her again in heaven. What a family reunion that will be! I love you, Aunt Ardie. Thanks for teaching me so much by your example.

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