The News-Examiner, 05/24/13
Reha Marguretta Hart Westlake, born July 16, 1926 in Raymond, Idaho to Celdon Raymond Hart and Evine Kristine Evensen. Reha slipped away peacefully on May 20, 2013 at Bear Lake Memorial Hospital in Montpelier, Idaho from an extended illness.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bertram Allen Westlake and her youngest daughter, Roxena Westlake Johnson, as well as her siblings, Sylvester Hart, Samuel Hart, and Dorothy Crane.
Reha is survived by her children, Kevin L. Westlake (Claire), Bertram ElRay Westlake (Laura), and ReeAnn Westlake Jensen (Mike). She leaves behind 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one pampered cat.
Reha grew up in Raymond and worked on the family farm. She enjoyed riding a motorcycle with her brother Sam and also loved horseback riding. She spent several years as a young adult teaching grade school. She worked for a while in a bank in Salt Lake City, and spoke fondly of riding the train from Salt Lake to Cokeville to visit her family on holidays.
After World War II, Reha met and married the love of her life, Bertram Westlake. The couple settled in Bennington where they spent a lifetime together raising their family and giving service in numerous church callings. Reha loved music and taught piano lessons to the budding musicians of Bennington for over 40 years.
After raising her children, Reha had more time and traveled to Hawaii, Alaska, Florida, and other popular vacation destinations with Bert. Her adult children would often accompany them. The couple spent a number of vacations with their children fishing off Vancouver Island in Canada.
Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, May 28 at the Bennington chapel, with visitation at 10 a.m. and a short memorial service at noon. Interment will be in the Montpelier cemetery.
Her surviving children wish to thank the people of Bennington who so lovingly and thoughtfully provided service to Reha in her later years.Reha Westlake RGB
This entry was posted on Friday, May 24th, 2013