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Bernice "Nana" Laverne Munoz

Bernice "Nana" Laverne Munoz
Bernice "Nana" Laverne Munoz

2018/07/13 - Fresno, AEB

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Bernice LaVerne "Nana" Pappas Munoz 

June 7, 1931 - July 13, 2018

Birth: 7 June 1931 Berkeley, Alameda County, California, USA 
Death: 13 July 2018 ( aged 87) Fresno, Fresno County, California USA 
Burial: Fresno Memorial Gardens Fresno, Fresno County, California, USA

Bernice was the daughter of George R. Pappas and Bertie B. Barnett. She was the third child and only daughter. She was born in Berkeley, California but soon they moved to Santa Rosa. She attended Santa Rosa High where she met the first "Love" of her life George LeRoy. She tells that she was attending an art display at school and she saw George and immediately knew she was going to spend the rest of her life with him. They married and moved to Fresno, California. Their family quickly grew and they had six children. Bernice got a job working as a Cocktail waitress, Greeting Card representative and a Bookkeeper. But the love didn't last and Bernice and George separated. They kept friends, but Bernice became a single parent. But, she found love again and as she was a waitress at Yturri Basque Hotel and Restaurant, she met Frank W. Munoz. They were married in 1990 and lived their lives together till the end. Bernice is survived by her husband and love, Frank (Pappa), her sons Martin, his wife Julie and Stephen. Daughters Bonnie, her husband Claude Kiser, Leslie Danielsen, Susanne Kephart and Lynne, her husband Sonny Gray. 10 Grandchildren, 15 great-children, 1 great-great-grandchild. She also leaves a brother Bob, his wife Trish and her sister in law June. She follows her parents, her brother Rodney and a grandsons Joshua and Justin.

Services, August 5, Graveside Service at 10:00am, Fresno Memorial Gardens, 175 South Cornella Avenue, Fresno, CA.


Frank Munoz, Husband
George Martin LeRoy, Son
Stephen LeRoy, Son
Bonnie Kiser, Daughter
Leslie Danielsen, Daughter
Susanne Kephart, Daughter
Lynn Gray, Daughter

Mrs. Munoz also leaves behind 9 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild, to cherish her memory.


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