Thursday, November 8, 2007

My Aunt Bernice

Bernice A. Mauk, still beautiful in body and spirit at 89, glided gracefully into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday.......... A stroke almost 19 years ago robbed Bernice of many of the basic life functions, but she was carefully cared for by her devoted husband and caregiver, Clarence, during these past two decades. Maintaining her position as the center of the family, Bernice was surrounded at the end by those who knew and loved her best.
Bernice was born Oct. 17, 1918, on a farm near Breckinridge, Okla., daughter of the late Charles and Fay Campbell. She attended junior college in Oklahoma for two years and married Clarence C. Mauk, the young man who teased her unmercifully in grade school but many years later became the love of her life.
While Bernice did not pursue a career after marriage, her life was spent creating a loving home that was filled with meaningful moments. She stayed busy with volunteering at her church, playing bridge, entertaining her grandchildren, and feeding everyone in sight. A magnificent cook, she continuously created many excellent meals that were lovingly prepared and gratefully consumed by the lucky recipients.
Her purpose in life was to pour out to others.
Bernice will be remembered as a loving wife, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend and devoted Christian. Her home was always open to others, and her guest books are filled with warm entries from thankful visitors.
She never met a stranger or an enemy; every new acquaintance became an opportunity for a lasting friendship.
Her life was a living testimony of God's love.Survivors: Her beloved husband of 59 years,.........................................
This is portions of my Aunt Bernice's obituary, she passed away this week after a very long illness. She was one of my favorite people and a truly perfect role model.
God bless you, Aunt B. You have always served the Lord and I am so glad you are with Him now.


  1. I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your Aunt, but I'm rejoicing with you because of her new home and her new body in Christ! My prayers are with your family.

  2. What a beautiful obituary and tribute!

  3. My prayers are with you and your family - what a truly inspirational lady .

  4. Lovely write up, lovely lady. My condolences to you and yours.


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