Julie “Judy” Ann (Mertz) Bierma

February 13, 1944 – February 18, 2013

Sublimity – Judy, 69, died February 18 in Sublimity. She was born in Silverton and grew up in Mt. Angel until moving to Stayton in 1962. Judy married Robert Mertz on June 13, 1962 in Mt. Angel, he preceded her in death in 1981. She later married Hessel Bierma on September 9, 1995 in Stayton and he preceded her in death in 2008. 

Judy farmed with her first husband, Robert. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Stayton and later St. Boniface Catholic Church in Sublimity and the Catholic Order of Foresters. Judy enjoyed reading, baking and playing bingo.

She is survived by daughters: Carol (Brian) Hendricks of Scio and Kathy (Roger) Hendricks of Stayton; brother: Robert VanHatten of Mt. Angel; grandchildren: Ryan, Richard and Kelsie.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, February 25, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Stayton. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Stayton. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.


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