Bernice Trulan, 94, formerly of Houston, Texas transitioned from this life to the next on August 27, 2012 in Estes Park, Colorado where she had lived at Good Samaritan Village since 2007. Born in Deshler, Nebraska June 3, 1918 to William and Katherine Foss, she graduated from Jefferson Davis High School in Houston in 1936. During World War II she volunteered for the USO and married Frederick G. Trulan, a lieutenant in the Army Air Corps, in 1943. After the war they made their home in West University Place in Houston. A talented pianist, she also enjoyed travel and crossword puzzles. She never met a cat she didn’t like.
Active in the Order of the Eastern Star from 1948 to her relocating to Colorado, Bernice served several times as Worthy Matron of West University Chapter, and in several Grand Offices. Later she was a member of Ransford Chapter in Houston. She gave generously of her time to the West University Assembly of the Order of the Rainbow for Girls for many years.
Predeceased by her husband, Frederick, who died in 2005, her parents, and a brother, Buckley Foss, she is survived by her brother, Verne Foss, Houghton LA; daughters, Marjorie T. Clark, Denver CO, and Linda T. Norris (and her husband, Ron), Estes Park CO; grandchildren, Dr. Carol Clark, Ocala FL; Virginia C. DeCesare, Centennial CO; Dr. Dawn Norris, Lexington Park, MD; Daniel Norris, Jefferson City MO; and Dr. Susan Norris, San Jose, CA, and great-granddaughter Abigail DeCesare.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Estes Park Good Samaritan Village, the staff at the Estes Park Medical Center, Hospice of Estes Park, and the Alzheimer’s Association for their kindness and support during Bernice’s last five years.
She will be buried in the Houston National Cemetery with Frederick. Visitation was held on Thursday August 30 at Allnutt Funeral Chapel. A remembrance ceremony will be scheduled later at the Good Samaritan Village in Estes Park.
Memorial gifts can be made to: Estes Park Good Samaritan Village, 1901 Ptarmigan Trail, Estes Park, Colorado, 80517 or the Alzheimer’s Association of Northern Colorado, 415 Peterson Street, Fort Collins, Colorado, 80524.
See www.allnutt.com to send a message to Bernice’s family.