LYMAN — Our precious and darling mother, Bernice Rasmussen Walker of Lyman, 92, died peacefully and quietly on Wednesday, Dec. 26.
Every moment of her life was spent loving her children, family and sweetheart Claude. She loved being a mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great- grandmother.
Bernice was born May 10, 1926, in Robertson, the last of seven children born to George A. Rasmussen and Helen Hinshaw Rasmussen. She was often spoiled by her elder siblings. She grew up in Robertson on her family's ranch, and often would share her memories of her wonderful childhood, and the love she felt for her siblings and parents.
Bernice married Claude Walker on June 24, 1944, in Evanston, at Bishop Price's House. The young couple started life out in Lyman, shortly after Claude took a job in LaBarge, shearing sheep where they lived in a sheep camp. Bernice was the camp cook, a job that she thoroughly enjoyed. Later their adventures took them to Oklahoma where Claude worked for a seismograph company, and then onto California sheering sheep. Bernice would talk of their travels and the memories they made with fondness. They finally settled on a ranch near Robertson to raise a family. They had six wonderful children together, although many others would refer to Bernice as their second mom.
Bernice worked in the lunchroom in Mountain View, once again cooking for others. Claude died in April 2016, and our sweet mother and grandmother has missed him every single minute since. They truly had a story book love.
Bernice was a loyal member of the Willow Creek Club where she went to her last meeting this past week. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, having held many callings in her ward and at Stake levels.
She loved going to the hills with Claude and any adventure he came up with, she was found by his side. She loved spending the evenings at the family property referred to as the head gate. She loved to cook, bake and in her younger years could be found serving others.
Bernice will always be remembered for her loving patience, her wonderful and sweet personality, her commitment to the gospel and her deep devotion to her family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her, because to know her was to love her. We are rejoicing with her now as she is with her beloved husband and family members who have gone before her.
She is survived by six children Cheryl (John ) Eyre, Lyman; Rudy (Clara) Walker, Fort Bridger; Kim (Jerrilynn) Walker, Mountain View; Lynne (Shane) Beckstead, Idaho Falls; Rick Walker, Fort Bridger; Lori (Doyle) Fredrickson, Lyman; and a sister Alice Marie "Rea" Huntington; 16 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sweetheart, Claude; one infant child, one grandchild, three brothers and two sisters.
Funeral service are today, Monday, Dec. 31, at 11 a.m. in the Lyman L.D.S. Stake Center in Urie. Viewing was Sunday at the church from 6 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in the Lyman City Cemetery.
Condolences may be made at www.crandallfhevanston.com.