One thing that was not mentioned was besides being a student at NM Tech, Bertran had a job in Socorro! He was working with me -Ryan Hall- Professional Painting – so did Scotty Roberts.

One infamous event I will never forget was when Bertran and I were painting the exterior of the San Miguel Church.

We were trying to figure out how to reach the tall part in front of the church by the bell towers. Bertran scaled the wall near the corner without a ladder until he reached the very top! Then he yelled down to me, “Ryan, take my picture!” (in his very French accent).

What a moment I will not forget a wonderful person and his abilities.

Ryan Hall


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