Bernice Morgan passed away at Parkview Gardens in Santa Rosa on Friday, December 7, 2012, at the age of 87. She was born in Ukiah, and her family moved to Willits shortly thereafter, where she was raised.
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She was married to Don Fonsen for 25 years. They raised three children together. Later she married John Stansberry.
Bernice worked in the Willits school system for many years. She enjoyed gardening, and was a talented artist. She loved ranch life, her horses and dogs. She had a sense of humor and was very resilient.
She is survived by her sons, Stan and David, daughter-in-laws, and seven grandchildren.
She was predeceased by Don Fonsen; her daughter, Susan Carol Nielson; her brother, James Morgan; and sisters Viola Hall, Lucy Van Bebber, and Millie Bartlomei.
A service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 6, in Santa Rosa Memorial Park, 1900 Franklin Avenue.
Published in Willits News from Jan. 3 to Feb. 2, 2013