Feb. 7, 1918 Salt Lake City Salt Lake County Utah, USA
Sep. 4, 2009 Bountiful Davis County Utah, USA
Mary Bernice Foster Bishop, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and cherished friend, returned to her Heavenly Father on September 4, 2009, where she was reunited with her eternal companion, George Obray Bishop. Bernice passed away peacefully while surrounded by her children and grandchildren at Lakeview Hospital in Bountiful, Utah.
Bernice was the first child of Andrew Jackson Foster and Mary Ann Fletcher, born in Salt Lake City, Utah on February 7, 1918.
After graduating from West High School, Bernice worked for the State of Utah before marrying George in the Salt Lake Temple on May 1, 1940. Theirs was an exemplary marriage, noteworthy for its deep love and affable companionship. They loved being together.
Bernice and George were the caring parents of Michael Guy Bishop and Genice Gay (Gigi) Bishop Reese.
Bernice was very active in her LDS Ward and in her neighborhood. She was always there to lend a hand to the sick with a meal or make an encouraging phone call to bolster the spirits of the disconsolate or ailing. She was known for possessing a caring heart. Bernice loved people and was truly in her element when socializing with friends and entertaining guests. She was also known for her delicious deserts.
Bernice is survived by her son, Guy (Kathy) Bishop, daughter Genice Bishop Reese, 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, her sister in-law Betty (Max) Harward and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, George, sister, Aleen (Joseph) Linschoten, and brother, Charles Noah Foster.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 11 a.m. in the Bountiful Twenty-Eighth Ward Chapel, 2285 South 200 West, Bountiful. Family and friends may call on Friday, September 11, 2009 from 6-8 p.m. at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main Street, Bountiful, and on Saturday at the Church from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Interment-Bountiful Memorial Park. Published in the Davis County Clipper on September 9, 2009.