Bernice Alberta Dean

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September 18, 1933 ~ February 7, 2022

Born in: Kimball, NE
Resided in: Pueblo West, CO

Bernice Alberta Dean, 88, went to be with the Lord on February 7th, 2022, at Joni Fair Hospice House in Pueblo, Colorado.  She passed away peacefully with her family at her side following a short illness.
Bernice came into this world on September 18th, 1933, in Kimball, Nebraska, born to Vera Emily (McHenry) Tebrinke and Bernice “Bud” Tebrinke.
On July 3rd, 1953, she married the love of her life, Daniel Allen Dean, in Red Oak, Iowa.  In 1954, Rebecca Jo was born, followed by Pamela Kay in 1957, and Douglas Allen in 1960.
Bernice was preceded in death by her mother Vera Emily McHenry Tebrinke, her father Bernice “Bud” Tebrinke, her brother Richard Tebrinke, and her brother John Tebrinke.
She is survived by her husband, Daniel Allen Dean; sisters, Barbara Requist and Kathleen Barmann; daughter, Rebecca Jo White and son-in-law, Jerry White; daughter, Pamela Kay Maggio and son-in-law, Jerry Maggio; son, Doug Dean and daughter-in-law, Jenifer Waller; granddaughter, Julie White; grandson, Jeremy White and granddaughter-in-law, Libby White; grandson, Justin Dean and granddaughter-in-law, Michelle Taylor; granddaughter, Kathryn Stambler and grandson-in-law, Kyle Stambler; grandsons, Nicolas Dean, Walker Dean, Joseph Ditch and Travis Saltzman; granddaughter, Stephanie Maggio and grandson-in-law, Chris Nordin; great-grandson, Rylee Stambler; great-granddaughters, Audrey White, Charlotte White, Shelby Baggett, and Penelope Nordin; and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Bernice was proud of the fact that she had the opportunity to serve as a nurse in both neonatal and nursing home care. She also owned and operated a restaurant with her husband Dan, supervised a kitchen in a Tennessee Children’s Home for abused and neglected children, and served as a Pastor’s wife for many years when Dan entered the ministry. She also served as a Girl Scout leader.
Bernice was also proud to be a descendant of Mayflower passengers John Alden and Priscilla Mullins, and was a member of the John Alden Society.  She was also related to an American founding father, James McHenry, who was a member of the Constitutional Convention and served as Secretary of War under both George Washington and John Adams.
Bernice was a warm and caring wife, friend, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother. She grew up in Stoneham, Colorado, and was always proud to call Colorado her home. She loved traveling to Hawaii with Dan, and loved the frequent visits from her children and grandchildren.
Bernice had a lovely singing voice and often sang solos in her church and loved to sing in church choirs.  Her favorite song that she performed was “In the Garden”. Her family also fondly remembers her lovely singing of “One Day at a Time”.
In her younger days, she and Dan were excellent jitterbug dancers, and surprised their children by demonstrating their “moves” when they were both in their seventies!
Bernice had a wonderful sense of humor, and an easy smile. She was loved and will be missed greatly by everyone that knew her.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday, February 16th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Montgomery Steward Funeral Home at 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colorado.  Services will be held on Thursday, February 17th at 10:00 a.m. at Mountain Shadows Baptist Church at 947 N. Gantts Fort Ave., Pueblo West, Colorado. A private interment with the family will be held at Pikes Peak National Cemetery in Colorado Springs.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to Mountain Shadows Baptist Church.


Viewing: February 16, 2022 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel
1317 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003


Funeral Service: February 17, 2022 10:00 am

Mountain Shadows Baptist Church
947 N. Gantts Fort Ave.
Pueblo West, CO 81007


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  1. I miss hearing your laugh. I will never forget how you gave Dan such a hard time because he won so often while playing Hearts with us and how proud you were when you finally won a Hearts game and Pam wrote in the score book, “Mom finally won!!!” Great memories shared with you. I love you so much.

  2. I am so sorry to hear of Bernice’s death. I remember her from all our family gatherings when I was young. I’m one of Rex’s daughters. I’ve gotten to follow her and Cathy on Facebook too in these late years, and was saddened to see their health failing. Love and prayers for all the family

  3. Mom, you left us beautiful memories. Your love will always be our guide. Even though we can’t see you, we know you are always with us. And we know we will see you again when we get to heaven. You are missed dearly!

  4. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal” We will meet you in the Morning Mother, when we are all reunited with Jesus our Savior!

  5. I was listening to some old music today – some really old. “Another Time and Another Place” and “This Old House”. Although I will miss her since she’s been a part of my life for many decades, it makes me smile to know that she has looked into our Savior’s face and is meeting up with friends and loved ones that went before. Love you Danny and kids!

  6. Aunt Bernice was my nurse when I was born and my mother was in the TB ward in Red Oak. She told me of her holding me up to the window so mom could see me as she couldn’t hold me. She was fun and full of life every time I saw her. Will be greatly missed by us all.

  7. It was wonderful getting to know my cousin, Bernice, on Facebook. She is so easy to love. My condolences to her close family and friends.

  8. I miss my mother dearly. She was a lovely, caring woman who loved her family very much. Our hearts are broken.
    But “Goodbyes are not forever; goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean ‘I’ll miss you!’ until we meet again.”

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