Over the next 19 years they lived in the Chicago area, the Philippines, and Santa Rosa, in northern California before relocating to Moab in 1992. Along the way, Bernadette raised two children and continued to be involved in education, substitute teaching and developing science programs for the Santa Rosa schools. Bernadette loved to travel and did exhaustive work in family genealogy. Also, she participated in water aerobics, and played a role in the Moab Red Hat Society, among her activities over the 25 years in Moab before departing for Texas to be near family in 2017.
She was preceded in death by her parents. Surviving are her brother Richard (Daryl) – Middletown, MD, husband, Walter – Cedar Park, TX, daughter Wendy Walden (Matthew) – Leander, TX, son Robert (Anne Morrison) – Anchorage, AK three grandchildren, a cat, and numerous grandpets.
Bernadette always was cheerful, had a smile on her face with a good word for everyone. A positive outlook on life was always present. She loved the red rocks, blue sky, and the people in Moab.
Cremation will take place with interment in Illinois. No local services are currently planned. Please consider a donation in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association at their home page alz.org or to your favorite charity.