Bernice Lish


Bernice Lish
June 9, 1919 - May 21, 2012

Bernice Lish, 92, of St. George, Utah, passed away Monday, May 21, 2012.
She was born on June 9, 1919, in Walla Walla to Holt Boone and Ella Thompson. Bernice grew up in Dayton and attended Washington State College, where she earned a two-year business certificate. After graduation, she acted as a working delegate at the State Capitol in Olympia, where she met Gordon Lish. She and Gordon were married on Oct. 4, 1941, in Sheridan, Wyo. Not long after, Pearl Harbor was bombed and Gordon decided to enlist in the Air Corps. When the war was over, Gordon and Bernice settled in Richland, where she gave birth to their daughter, Shelly. She spent much of her time skiing, traveling, playing bridge, sewing and serving in the LDS church.

Bernice and Gordon went on many trips throughout the U.S., as well as the Orient, Spain, Africa and Canada. Bernice was energetic and very active for most of her life. She had a wonderful sense of humor and told great stories. She will be missed, but we are happy she is pain-free and enjoying a wonderful reunion with her family members who have gone before her.

She is survived by grandchildren, Holt Sorenson, Sarah Brady, Laura McKneely, Clarissa Sorenson; sister, Diane Fogle and family, Janet Robinson, Bill and Candy Fowler, Katie Smith, Matt Fowler, Kip Fowler, Betsy Fowler and Pete Sorenson. She is preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Lish; and daughter, Shelly Sorenson.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at 2 p.m. in St. George, Utah. The interment occurred shortly thereafter at the St. George Cemetery.


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