Bernice G. Hall
August 25, 1921 – February 3, 2009
Bernice Hall, 87, passed away Tuesday at Emanuel Medical Center.
Born in St. Paul, Minn. to Arthur and Goldie Livingston, she moved to Denair in 1935. After graduation from Denair High School, she completed her nursing training at Samuel Merit Hospital in Oakland. Bernice joined the Army as a nurse in WW II in the Nurse Military Combat Unit. She served as a 2nd Lieutenant stationed in India. After returning from the war, Bernice worked as a registered nurse for Collins Hospital for several years and then worked for doctors Johnson, Lindsay and Takhar in Turlock for 25 years. After retirement, she volunteered at Emanuel Medical Center in the auxiliary, but was quickly hired as the triage nurse in the ER for the next 11 years.
Bernice was a long-time member of the First United Methodist Church in Turlock. She was also a member of the All Seasons RV Group of Turlock. Hobbies included traveling, fishing, and attending 4-H and FFA activities of her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Don; daughter and son-in-law, Marlys and Dan Layne of Turlock; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Wendy Hall of Arroyo Grande; grandchildren, Stacey and Russell Dietz of Shepherd, Mont. and Scott and Keri Layne of Modesto; and great-granddaughters, Amber and Allison Layne, and Kolby and Lexy Dietz, who were the twinkle of her eye.
Bernice is preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Lyle Livingston of Martinez.