Bernice (Bernie) M. Pick passed away on August 28, 2012. Bernie was born on April 23, 1930 to Grace and Glenn Rogers in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where she also was raised and educated.
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She worked for United Fire & Casualty Insurance in Cedar Rapids before coming to California in 1960. In Southern California she worked at North American Rockwell for over 10 years and then opened her own secretarial office. On June 18, 1988, she married William B. Pick (the love of her life) and moved to Paradise, CA where she and her husband enjoyed their home and the wildlife in their yard. They also traveled extensively in their motor home in the United States and Canada visiting new places, and enjoying family and friends.
Bernice was predeceased by her husband, William in 2002.
She is survived by her sister-in-law, Ellen, of Salida, CA; close friend, Carol Visek, of Corona, CA; 2 step-daughters and 2 step-sons: Donna Benson and her husband, Bob, of Ventura; Judy Pick and her partner, Lori Ross, of San Jose; Derrald Pick and his wife, Laurie, of Lake of the Pines and Verne Pick and his wife, Kelly, of Vancouver, WA; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She loved all of the above dearly.
Her ashes will be placed on the grave of her late husband, William, in the Paradise Cemetery. The family will be gathering to remember Bernie's life on September 8, 2012 at her home.
Published in Paradise Post from Sept. 8 to Oct. 7, 2012