- May 11, 1927 - December 10, 2012
- Apache Junction, Arizona
of Bernice's Passing
PO Box 758517
Topeka , KS 66675
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Bernice Muriel (Hastings) Packer, known to her family and friends as, "Bobbye", age 85 of Apache Junction, Arizona passed away peacefully on Monday, December 10, 2012 at her home. Bobbye was the loving wife of the late William Upton Packer.
Born in Walpole, Massachusetts, Bobbye was the daughter of the late Seth A. and Violet Viola Hastings.
In 1952 Bobbye, with her husband, Bill relocated to Southern California to raise their growing family, where they remained until Bill's passing in December of 1997.
Bobbye spent her life caring for her devoted husband and raising her family which was of the utmost importance to her. Bobbye's favorite pastime was genealogy, tracing back her family history to the mid 1600's. Bobbye also enjoyed playing cards, traveling with her husband and spending time with her growing family.
Upon Bill's passing in 1997, Bobbye lived out the rest of her years in Apache Junction, AZ.
Bobbye was a proud and loving Grandmother. She has 10 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren. One of the biggest thrills of Bobbye's life was to live to see her 5th generation, the birth of her 2 Great Great Grandchildren.
Bobbye is survived by her 5 children - 2 daughters; Nancy M. Anthony of Yucaipa, California and Darlene R. Biship of Mesa, Arizona, along with 3 sons; Raymond J. Langlois of Buxton, North Carolina, William David Packer of Bullhead City, AZ and William U. Packer, Jr. of Buxton, North Carolina.
Bobbye also leaves 1 brother; Norris Viewey of Durham, New Hampshire. In addition to her husband, Bobbye was predeceased by 2 sisters, Violet Piere and Norma Huntzberry and 1 brother, Ralph Hastings.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the graveside funeral service of Bernice M. Packer, officiated by Chaplain Chis Crawford at 1:00 PM on Monday, December 17, 2012 at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA 92518. Procession to form in Staging area #1 at 12:45 PM. Please meet there.
Bernice will be laid to rest next to her husband after committal services.
At the request of her family, please omit flowers and make a donation to:
Wounded Warrior Project
PO Box 758517
Topeka, Kansas 66675.
Family Service Provided by Heritage Funeral Chapels of Peoria, Arizona (623) 974-3671.