Bernice Bebee, 85, of Cozad, Nebraska, died Sunday, November 11th, 2012, at the Golden LivingCenter in Cozad.
Bernice was born April 10th, 1927, at Sparta, Wisconsin, to Hayward and Lizzie (Williams) Garvis.
She attended rural school at Sparta.
On April 15th, 1945, she married Henry "Mike" Bebee at Sparta, Wisconsin. The couple made their home in Wisconsin until 1952, when they moved to Cozad. Their union was blessed with five sons, Don, David, Duane, Doug and Michael. While in Cozad, Bernice worked at Evans Bakery, the Cozad Hospital, Walker's Motel and eventually Monroe Auto, where she retired after nearly 15 years. Bernice and Mike traveled regularly during their retirement, often spending winters in Arizona.
Bernice enjoyed crossword puzzles, playing Bingo and spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband Mike in 2009; parents; two brothers, Sam and Stanley.
Survivors include her five sons, Don Bebee of Grand Island, Nebraska, David (Karen) Bebee of Union City, California, Duane (Lori) Bebee, Sr. of Grand Island, Nebraska, Doug (Patricia) Bebee of Liberty, Missouri, Michael (Debbie) Bebee of Glendale, Arizona; 10 grandchildren, Jason, Kim, Stacie, Adam, Melissa, Duane, Jr., Christie, Nikki, Andrea and Jesse; 12 great-grandchildren, Noah, Adriana, Amaia, Brayden, Tyler, Hannah, Logan, Dillon, Kaitlyn, Kelsey, Daniel and Trey; and many other relatives and friends.
Services will be held on Saturday, November 17th, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home Chapel in Cozad with Pastor Duane Bebee, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Cozad Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Friday, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad. Memorials are suggested to Central Plains Home Health and Hospice in her memory. Condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com.