TEMPLETON — Bernice (Lawley) Goss, 86, a long-time resident of Templeton died unexpectedly on Nov. 4, 2012, in her home.
Bernice was born in 1925 in Erick, Okla., to Robert Lee Lawley and Ada (Bradshaw) Lawley. She married Frederick E. Goss on Oct. 17, 1951, and they lived together in Lindan before relocating to Paso Robles in 1959. From there Fred and Bernice moved to the neighboring town of Templeton where they spent the rest of their lives together.
Bernice loved to cook, spend time in her garden and she enjoyed being with family and friends. Bernice worked at the Country Club, Ramada Inn and was employed at the Templeton Beef Palace for about 15 years. At one point in time Bernice also owned her own restaurant, Chew & Chat, in Paso Robles.
Bernice and Fred had a love for traveling and were always going somewhere with a big group of friends to go play music and socialize.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert L. Lawley and Ada (Bradshaw) Lawley; and her brother, Jay C. Lawley.
Bernice is survived by her husband, Frederick E. Goss, of Templeton; two children, Tommy Young and Susanna (Goss) Lewis of Atascadero; two grandchildren, Savanna Lewis of Atascadero; Shonde (Lewis) Meyerink of Paso Robles, and her husband, Alan Meyerink; and two great-grandchildren, Alissa Meyerink and Taylor Bernice Meyerink of Paso Robles.
A celebration of life will be held at Chapel of the Roses, 3450 El Camino Real, on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 11 a.m. For the complete article see the 11-09-2012 issue.
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