Delta County resident Virginia Lee Bernadou died Sunday, March 3, 2013, at the Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction. She was 83.
A memorial service will be held in May.
Virginia Lee Litwiller was born to Earl and Esther (Storey) Litwiller on Nov. 7, 1929, in Manhattan, Kan. She spent her childhood and attended school in Wichita, Kan. She attended American Business College in Wichita and took several courses at Metropolitan State College in Denver.
She married Edmond Bernadou in Wichita on Nov. 24, 1949. They lived in Wichita for eight years before moving to Denver in 1957. They retired to Cedaredge in 1992.
Mrs. Bernadou worked as a secretary for Coleman Company and Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Kan., Western Realty Company, Northwest Baptist Church and American Medical Center, all in Denver, and the Rocky Flats Plant where she worked in the safety and utilities department and later wrote and taught supervisory training programs for the education department. She retired in 1990.
She was a lifetime member of the Surface Creek Valley Historical Society, and was a member of the Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church where she partici-
pated in music, adult drama liturgies and the United Methodist Women.
She enjoyed volunteer work in her community, reading to shut-ins, oil and acrylic painting, traveling and camping when she was younger.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Edmond Bernadou; her daughter, Renee Bidstrup of Los Angeles, Calif.; and her son, Paul Bernadou of Huntington Beach, Calif.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church, Elevator Fund, P.O. Box 369, Cedaredge.
Arrangements are being handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.
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