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Janice Velma Bernard

Hale, Michigan

March 1, 1934 - February 9, 2024

Janice Velma Bernard Obituary

Janice Velma Parkinson Bernard passed away peacefully on February 9, 2024 at the Sublette Center in Pinedale, Wyoming. She was born on March 1,1934 to Royden and Hilda Parkinson near Selkirk, Michigan After brother, Richard “Dick”, was born, her family moved several times until her father purchased a farm in Hale, Michigan around 1949. Hale became Janice’s beloved home for nearly 60 years.


On July 16,1952, Janice married Lyle Bernard and two children, Lynn and Bill, followed. Janice and Lyle’s lifelong union was the source of her greatest joys in life–her happy marriage, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and combined extended families. Janice was a champion of her loved ones, followed their pastimes, and relished in their pleasures and successes until the final days of her life.


Janice’s first job was at the Schofield Insurance company in Hale. As a young mother, she worked in their family owned restaurant. Later, she worked as a librarian at Hale Elementary School. Around the age of 40, Janice completed beauty school,

opened a beauty shop (JB’s Cut and Curl) and gift shop which, among other things, sold Lyle’s handmade crafts. She ran both businesses until her retirement in 1993. But by far, Janice’s favorite job was that of grandmother, and over the years she helped care for and nurture her 6 grandchildren.


Janice devoted many of her retirement years to lovingly caring for Lyle during his prolonged Alzheimer's illness until his death in 2005. During this time she suffered a major stroke. She moved to Pinedale, Wyoming in 2007, setting up residence in the

Sublette Center, her home for 17 years. Janice loved people, and shared her beautiful smile and sharp wit with all those who visited her and provided care. She was beloved by so many. 


Throughout her lifetime, Janice held membership in the United Methodist and St. Paul’s Lutheran churches in Hale, Michigan, worshiping with the Parkinson and Bernard families respectively. In 2014, she joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day

Saints. She is preceded in death by her father, mother, and brother. She is survived by sons Lynn (Melissa) and William (Pam); grandchildren Ashley Cooke, Crista Means (Randell), Royden (Traci Giffore), Caitlyn, Spencer (Annie), and Sawyer; great

grandchildren Stevan, Joshua, Elizabeth, Almina and Avery; Sister-in-law Sherrill Parkinson Milliron, and many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. A memorial service at Buresh Funeral Home in Hale, MI has been scheduled for June 22 at 11:00 a.m. with a luncheon at the Hale United Methodist Church to follow. All friends and family are welcome.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Janice Velma Bernard hosted by Buresh Funeral Homes.

Janice Velma Parkinson Bernard passed away peacefully on February 9, 2024 at the Sublette Center in Pinedale, Wyoming. She was born on March 1,1934 to Royden and Hilda Parkinson near Selkirk, Michigan After brother, Richard “Dick”, was born, her family moved several times until her father purchased a farm in Hale, Michigan around 1949. Hale became Janice’s beloved home for nearly 60 years.


On July 16,1952, Janice married Lyle Bernard and two children, Lynn and Bill, followed. Janice and Lyle’s lifelong union was the source of her greatest joys in life–her happy marriage, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and combined extended families. Janice was a champion of her loved ones, followed their pastimes, and relished in their pleasures and successes until the final days of her life.


Janice’s first job was at the Schofield Insurance company in Hale. As a young mother, she worked in their family owned restaurant. Later, she worked as a librarian at Hale Elementary School. Around the age of 40, Janice completed beauty school,

opened a beauty shop (JB’s Cut and Curl) and gift shop which, among other things, sold Lyle’s handmade crafts. She ran both businesses until her retirement in 1993. But by far, Janice’s favorite job was that of grandmother, and over the years she helped care for and nurture her 6 grandchildren.


Janice devoted many of her retirement years to lovingly caring for Lyle during his prolonged Alzheimer's illness until his death in 2005. During this time she suffered a major stroke. She moved to Pinedale, Wyoming in 2007, setting up residence in the

Sublette Center, her home for 17 years. Janice loved people, and shared her beautiful smile and sharp wit with all those who visited her and provided care. She was beloved by so many. 


Throughout her lifetime, Janice held membership in the United Methodist and St. Paul’s Lutheran churches in Hale, Michigan, worshiping with the Parkinson and Bernard families respectively. In 2014, she joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day

Saints. She is preceded in death by her father, mother, and brother. She is survived by sons Lynn (Melissa) and William (Pam); grandchildren Ashley Cooke, Crista Means (Randell), Royden (Traci Giffore), Caitlyn, Spencer (Annie), and Sawyer; great

grandchildren Stevan, Joshua, Elizabeth, Almina and Avery; Sister-in-law Sherrill Parkinson Milliron, and many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. A memorial service at Buresh Funeral Home in Hale, MI has been scheduled for June 22 at 11:00 a.m. with a luncheon at the Hale United Methodist Church to follow. All friends and family are welcome.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Janice Velma Bernard hosted by Buresh Funeral Homes.

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