Bernadine Louise Lane, 84, of Oakdale died peacefully in her sleep on Friday, Oct. 2 at Oak Valley Hospital. Her last day was enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
She was born in Claflin, KS, the daughter of Frank and Edith Kafka. She lived with her parents, two sisters and one brother on a farm in Claflin, KS. She later married Virgil Lane.
Mrs. Lane was a working mom, including working in the cafeteria for Wakefield Elementary School in Ceres and schools in Turlock. She retired at 72 years of age in Ceres to be a caregiver to both her husband and brother-in-law, Gene. She later moved to Oakdale where she proudly lived alone at Oakdale Senior Apartments.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and going out to eat. She was a devoted mother. She was a very affectionate person who gave lots of hugs and verbally expressed her love. She will be missed tremendously.
She is survived by her daughters, Vickie, Patti, Mickey and Thea; son, Gary; seven grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil; and son, Kelly.
Viewing will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at Allen Mortuary, Turlock. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8 also at the mortuary with burial to follow at Turlock Memorial Park.
Allen Mortuary, Turlock, in charge of arrangements.
The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader
Oct. 7, 2009