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Bernice Margaret Stearsman


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Bernice Margaret Stearsman Obituary
BERNICE MARGARET STEARSMAN
12/16/1937 - 9/17/2017
Bernice Margaret Stearsman, 79, passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017. She was a longtime resident of Riverside, CA since 1963. Bernice was born in Chicago, Illinois to Stephan John and Grace Catherine Engel of Chicago. Bernice was a homemaker for many years raising four children who loved her dearly. She entered the world of real estate and became a successful broker/agent as well as becoming a member of the real estate ethics committee, and ending her career with Coldwell Banker. She retired after many years to care for her beautiful home and loving husband, Michael. She and Mike traveled around the world on many adventures but always made sure they were home for the holidays. They loved to host a large gathering of family, friends and many neighbors. Her warmth and kindness will be missed by all.
Bernice is survived by her four children, Ellen Phelps, Laura Baldwin (Dan), Robert Martinez, and Sara Hills (Steve). She is also survived by five step-children, 17 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and two sisters, Kathleen Loconti and Nancy Ralph. She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Michael and two sisters Agnes and Stephanie.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside 92518. Friends and family who would like to pay their respects and remember Bernice are welcome. A Celebration of Life will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Bernice's name to the Assistance League of Riverside, 3707 Sunnyside Drive, Riverside, CA 92506 or Arc of Riverside County, 8138 Mar Vista Court, Riverside, CA 92504.
Published in Press-Enterprise from Oct. 6 to Oct. 8, 2017
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