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Bernardine Sherrill Ditter

October 27, 1940 - August 9, 2016

Bernie was born in Merced, California to Carrol and Helen Clark. She was the oldest of eight children. Bernie helped name her siblings as well as care for them.
Bernie retired from the State of Oregon Northwest Senior and Disabled services. After retirement Bernie volunteered as an Ombudsman for the State of Oregon.
Bernie loved fishing and camping. She loved being a part of her church. Bernie loved her family and friends and her animals. She was known to feed the neighborhood cats. Bernie was a generous person always helping those in need.
Bernie is preceded in death by her son Kevin Duffey and grandson Chance Taylor. She is survived by her husband Delbert Ditter, her six sisters and one brother. Her children Michael Duffey, Dennis Duffey, Kristen Icenogle, Keli Taylor and her beloved dog Snoopy. Bernie has seven grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
A service will be held at St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 2:00 pm.  Viewing will be Sunday, August 14, 2016 from 1:00pm-4:00pm at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.
The family asks in lieu of flowers, to please make a donation to your local animal shelter.

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To my beautiful sister aka also known as Bumblebee. You will always have a special place in my heart.So many of our conversations will be in my heart forever. I love you n keep a place for me in heaven!  Only been 2 weeks but seems like forever. Love n miss u so much! may u rest in peace in the beautiful arms of our sweet lady and Jesus.