helene "Archie" Ann Bernard of Paulina died Fri., March 2, 2001 at her mother's home in Prineville. She was 65 years old.
She was born Nov. 1, 1935 in LaGrande to Archie L. and G. Louise (Morris) Halsey. She lived most of her life in the Paulina area moving to Prineville as a child to attend school, graduating from Crook County High in 1953. She married Andrew (Andy) Leo Bernard Feb. 22, 1953 in Prineville.
She worked on the family ranch prior to working for the Forest Service from 1978 to 1997, when she retired. She worked as a fire dispatcher and on forest fires in several states. Mrs. Bernard was the first woman Grand Marshall along with her husband Andy at the 1999 Paulina Rodeo's 50th anniversary.
Mrs. Bernard was an active member of the Paulina community including the Pau Mau Club, Air Life Volunteer, chairman of blood drawing in Paulina, Rager Rats with the Rager Ranger Station, Crook County election board at the Paulina Precinct No. 9. She was a correspondent for the Central Oregonian and was a member of the VFW Auxiliary 1412 and Eagles Auxiliary 2555.
Her hobbies included elk hunting, sewing, dancing, snowmobiling, refinishing furniture and visiting with friends and family.
Mrs. Bernard is survived by her husband Andy Bernard of Paulina; son, Mike and his wife Sherry Bernard of Prineville; daughter, Margaret and her husband Chuck Hedges of Prineville; mother, Louise Halsey of Prineville; "Much Older Brother" Ronald L. Halsey of Prineville; "Younger Brother" John D. Halsey of Prineville; sisters, Mary Lou Bernard of The Dalles and Colleen and her husband John Ferguson of Prineville; uncle, Gordon Morris of The Dalles; one granddaughter, Tracy Nash Root; one great-granddaughter Megan Mayfield; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, two brothers-in-law, five aunts and one uncle.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Bernard's memory can be directed to the Pioneer Memorial Hospice, 1201 NE Elm St. in Prineville, to the American Cancer Society or to the charity of one's choice.
A celebration of Mrs. Bernard's life will be held on Sat., March 10 at 11 a.m. at the Paulina Community Hall. Immediately following the service a potluck will be held.
Cremation will be held at the Prineville Heritage Crematory under the direction of the Prineville Funeral Home.
Inurnment will be held at the Delore Cemetery in Suplee.