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Graciela Bernal

April 22, 1949 — August 25, 2023

 

Graciela Torres Bernal 

Announcement 

On August 25, 2023, our beloved Graciela Torres Bernal, of Clearfield, Utah, peacefully passed away at her residence just as the sun was soon starting to set during that evening. She was 74 years young. To say she was beloved is not enough to describe her impact on our lives through her generous & sacrificial love. Her happiness was truly found in loving others and loving God. 

Life 

Graciela was born in Durango, Mexico on April 22, 1949, to Jose Torres Favela and Maria Loreto Juarez Rios. She was the fifth oldest of 8 siblings; 4 girls and 4 boys. She was an active sibling that grew up attending to her parents’ & siblings' needs on their family farm. At around the age of sixteen, she migrated to the United States and came to live with her first-cousin Lydia Soto and her husband, Jesus Soto. She wasted no time and immediately began working, going to evening school, all the while being cared for by her loving cousins. 

She met her future husband, Noel V. Bernal while attending church in 1968 & they married in 1971. Both pursued the American Dream in the US by running a restaurant, a clothing business, purchased properties, RVs and above all raising a large family. Grace, as she was lovingly & commonly referred to as, became a permanent U.S. resident in the 1990’s. She continued to dedicate her whole life to provide a warm loving home to her husband and children and spent many years on and off as a professional seamstress. Even after she retired, she continued to make and giveaway many of her wonderful homemade sewing pieces such as purses, pillows, blankets and such. 

She resided in Rosemead, Huntington Park, South Gate (California) before moving to Utah in 2011. 

Graciela is also being remembered as a resiliently strong woman of God and that was exemplified by demonstrating God’s love to those around her. She faithfully lived and devoted her life to please her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and gotten baptized around 1967 by her Pastor Benjamin Cantu. She faithfully lived as a docile, gentle, and doting mother, wife and friend. That was demonstrated through her kind gestures and acts of service. Her name ‘Grace’ beautifully captured her true essence. 

Family 

Graciela is survived by four children, including their families: Carlos (& spouse Maria), Dan, Lisa and David (& spouse Amiee). Seven grandchildren: Melinda, Amber, Alexander, Cassie, Samantha, Caitlin and Matthew. Four great-grandchildren: Genesis, Jayson, Hazell, Nique and soon Anora. She's also survived by her sisters Maria, Zenaida, Guadalupe and 9 paternal half-siblings and their families. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Jose Torres Favela and Maria Loreto Juarez Rios; her siblings Jose, Angel, Jesus, and Manuel, her cousins Lydia Soto, Jesus Soto and Graciela’s husband Noel V. Bernal 

Service 

A Viewing & Funeral Services for Family & Friends will be held on 9/8/23, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm at Russon Mortuary & Crematory at 1585 W 300 S, Syracuse, UT, 84075. Public gravesite ceremony and burial at 12:30 pm at Clearfield City Cemetary, 1050 S State St, Clearfield, UT 84015 followed by a Family & Friends Reception at 3:00pm. 

If you would like to contribute to her memorial fund and/or contribute your memories of Graciela, please go to: Graciela "Grace/Gracie" Torres Bernal's Memorial Website | Ever Loved. We thank everyone for your prayers and condolences.  

One of her Favorite Scriptures - Psalms 150:1-6: 

Praise the LORD! Praise God in His sanctuary; Praise Him in His mighty expanse. Praise Him for His mighty deeds; Praise Him according to His excellent greatness. Praise Him with trumpet sound; Praise Him with harp and lyre. Praise Him with timbrel and dancing; Praise Him with stringed instruments and pipe. Praise Him with loud cymbals; Praise Him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD! 

 

Finally, Graciela will always be remembered as the strongest, most kind-hearted, loving and self-less woman you could have had the pleasure of coming across. We know she is present with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ & she will never be forgotten.  

2 Corinthians 5:8 

“We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” 

Anuncio 
El 25 de agosto de 2023, nuestra querida Graciela Torres Bernal, de Clearfield, Utah, falleció pacíficamente en su residencia cuando el sol comenzaba a ponerse durante esa tarde. Tenía 74 años. Decir que era muy querida no es suficiente para describir su impacto en nuestras vidas a través de su amor generoso y sacrificado. Su felicidad se encontraba verdaderamente en amar a los demás y amar a Dios. 
 
Vida 
Graciela nació en Durango, México, el 22 de abril de 1949, hija de José Torres Favela y María Loreto Juarez Ríos. Fue la quinta mayor de 8 hermanos; 4 niñas y 4 niños. Fue una hermana activa que creció atendiendo las necesidades de sus padres y hermanos en la granja familiar. Alrededor de los dieciséis años, emigró a Estados Unidos y vino a vivir con su prima Lydia Soto y su marido, Jesús Soto. Sin perder tiempo, empezó a trabajar y a ir a la escuela nocturna, mientras sus cariñosos primos cuidaban de ella. 
 
Conoció a su futuro marido, Noel V. Bernal, en la iglesia en 1968 y se casaron en 1971. Ambos persiguieron el sueño americano en los EE.UU., regentando un restaurante, un negocio de ropa, adquiriendo propiedades, vehículos recreativos y, sobre todo, formando una gran familia. “Grace,” como la llamaban cariñosamente y comúnmente, se convirtió en residente permanente de EE.UU. en la década de 1990. Siguió dedicando toda su vida a proporcionar un hogar amoroso a su marido e hijos y pasó muchos años como costurera profesional. Incluso después de jubilarse, continuó haciendo y regalando muchas de sus maravillosas piezas de costura caseras como bolsos, almohadas, mantas y demás. 
 
Residió en Rosemead, Huntington Park, South Gate (California) antes de mudarse a Utah en 2011. 
 
Graciela también está siendo recordada como una mujer de Dios resistente y fuerte y eso fue ejemplificado demostrando el amor de Dios a los que la rodeaban. Ella vivió fielmente y dedicó su vida a complacer a su Señor y Salvador, Jesucristo y fue bautizada alrededor de 1967 por su Pastor Benjamín Cantú. Ella vivió fielmente como una madre, esposa y amiga dócil, gentil y cariñosa que demostró a través de sus gestos amables y actos de servicio. Su nombre "Gracia" (Grace) captaba muy bien su verdadera esencia. 
 
Familia 
A Graciela le sobreviven cuatro hijos y sus familias: Carlos (y esposa Maria), Dan, Lisa y David (y esposa Amiee). Siete nietos: Melinda, Amber, Alexander, Cassie, Samantha, Caitlin y Matthew. Cuatro bisnietos: Genesis, Jayson, Hazell, Nique y pronto Anora. También le sobreviven sus hermanas María, Zenaida, Guadalupe y 9 hermanastros paternos y sus familias. 
 
La preceden en la muerte sus padres, José Torres Favela y María Loreto Juarez Ríos; sus hermanos José, Ángel, Jesús y Manuel y sus primos Lydia Soto & Jesús Soto y también el marido de Graciela, Noel V. Bernal. 
 
Servicio 
Velatorio y servicios funerarios para la familia y amigos se llevará a cabo el 9/8/23, 9:30 am -12:00 pm en Russon Mortuary & Crematory en 1585 W 300 S, Syracuse, UT, 84075. Ceremonia de sepultura pública y entierro a las 12:30 pm en Clearfield City Cemetary, 1050 S State St, Clearfield, UT 84015 seguido de una recepción para familiares y amigos a las 3:00 pm. 
 
Si desea contribuir a su fondo conmemorativo y / o contribuir con sus recuerdos de Graciela, por favor vaya a: Graciela "Grace/Gracie" Torres Bernal's Memorial Website | Ever Loved. Agradecemos a todos por sus oraciones y condolencias. 
 
Una de sus Escrituras Favoritas - Salmos 150:1-6: 
 
Alabad a Yahveh. Alabad a Dios en su santuario; Alabadle en su grandeza. Alabadle por sus proezas; Alabadle según su grandeza. Alabadle con trompeta; Alabadle con arpa y lira. Alabadle con panderos y danzas; Alabadle con instrumentos de cuerda y flauta. Alabadle con címbalos sonoros; Alabadle con címbalos resonantes. Que todo lo que respira alabe al Señor. Alabad a Yahveh. 
 
Por último, Graciela siempre será recordada como la mujer más fuerte, bondadosa, cariñosa y desinteresada con la que podrías haber tenido el placer de cruzarte. Sabemos que ella está presente con nuestro Señor y Salvador, Jesucristo y nunca será olvidada. 
 
2 Corintios 5:8 
 
"Confiamos, digo, y deseamos más bien estar ausentes del cuerpo, y estar presentes con el Señor". 

 

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