Delphia Elaine Higgins Bernard, 70, left her earthly home to be with her heavenly Father on March 31, 2014. God decided that he needed another angel to watch over us.
Elaine was born on September 17, 1943 in Kingsburg, California to Brady and Gladys (Hunt) Higgins. She lived in Merced, California and attended Merced High School. She married Raymond Earl Bernard in 1959. They lived in Merced until 1979 when they moved to Turlock, California. Throughout her working career, Elaine, worked in several dental and medical offices in the area. She enjoyed quilting, reading, and writing poetry.
Elaine leaves behind her husband, Ray; daughters, Pamela Mitchell, Shelly (Troy)Bonata, and Carrie Thompson; sister, Madine Hunt(Wade) Crawford; and grandchildren, Deven Bonata (Payden) Zelenka, Sherra Thompson, Alexander Bonata, Dakota Bonata, Brittany Thompson, Justine Thompson, and Brandon Thompson.
No visitation. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Turlock Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Wounded Warriors or your favorite charity.