Mrs. Berdeja was born on September 13th, 1928 in Lagunillas, Bolivia to her parents Jorge and Rosa Chale. She was the second born of 9 brothers and sisters. She Married Demetrio Berdeja in 1951 and had two children. She immigrated from Bolivia to the United States in 1971 and became a United States citizen in 1994.
Mrs. Berdeja enjoyed being a regular participant in politics and was a big supporter of the Democratic Party. She enjoyed spending her free time cooking and baking excellent food for family and friends. She also played a big role in helping raise her grandchildren in Burke, VA.
Mrs. Berdeja is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Ana and Gilberto Espinoza of Burke, VA; her son and daughter-in-law, Edgar and Ana Maria Berdeja of Lisbon, Portugal; her sisters Lucha Chale and Maria Bustillo; her brothers Juan Chale and Nelson Chale; five grandchildren: Alex Espinoza, Juan Espinoza and Andrew Espinoza; Edgar Berdeja and Guillermo Berdeja; and 1 great grandchild, Ronan Espinoza.
Mrs. Berdeja will have a private ceremony on September 19th, 2017 at the Church of the Nativity. A private memorial will be held by the family at a later date.