Gerlinde M. Westmoreland was born in Kassel, Germany and passed away in El Paso, Texas on Sunday, August 7, 2022, shortly after her 80th birthday. Gerlinde is preceded in death by her mother Margarete Berlitz, stepmother Rosa Berlitz, father Gustav Berlitz, her sister Ruth Berlitz, and her brother Fred Berlitz. She is survived by her husband Henry Westmoreland and son Ralph Westmoreland.
Gerlinde worked as a stenographer for the state court of Hesse in Germany when she met her husband Henry whom she would be married to for almost 58 years. She was a loving wife and mother. Gerlinde was generous and caring of others. A woman of deep faith and devoted member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. Gerlinde visited and supported nursing homes in El Paso for over 35 years. She loved to garden, walk, and travel.
She was cherished by her in-laws the Martinez family: Tino Martinez, Francisco Martinez, Marta Martinez, Gabriel Martinez, and Blanca Martinez
Graveside Service will be held at Fort Bliss National Cemetery at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 19, 2022, at the West Committal shelter (see below map).
NOTE: To access recording of graveside service go to https://www.facebook.com/sunsetfuneralhome/ and scroll to Gerlinde Westmoreland.