Beatrice Lois (Brevik) Bishop
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It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Beatrice Lois (Brevik) Bishop. She died peacefully on September 15, 2012 in McKinleyville, California. She was 86 years old.
Beatrice was born June 27, 1926 in Blacktail, North Dakota but spent much of her childhood in her beloved Williston. Moving to California as a young adult, she lived many years in both West Covina and La Verne. Bea and her husband Bill retired to Penn Valley, California in 1982 where she spent many happy years serving her church and pursuing her many hobbies.
Bea is survived by her children Janet (Jim) Young, Douglas (Linda) Mortenson and Thomas (Cheryl) Mortenson as well as her stepdaughters Candace Rende and Bridget (Stephen) Herrera. She is also survived by four other step-children and more than twenty grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bea is preceded in death by her husband William Bishop, son Daniel Mortenson, stepchildren Dennis Bishop and Kathleen DeNoble and previous husband, Donald Mortenson.
A memorial service will be held at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley on October 27th at 2:00 p.m. Donations may be made in Bea's name to Peace Lutheran Church in lieu of flowers.
Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on Sept. 23, 2012