Bernice (Lawley) Goss, 86, a longtime resident of Templeton, entered into rest Sunday, Nov. 4, unexpectedly in her home. Bernice was born in 1925 in Erick, Okla. to Robert Lee Lawley and Ada (Bradshaw) Lawley. She married Frederick E. Goss on October 17, 1951, and they lived together in Lindan, Calif. before relocating to Paso Robles in 1959.
From there Fred and Bernice moved to the neighboring town of Templeton, where they spent the rest of their lives together. Bernice loved to cook, spend time in her garden and she enjoyed being with family and friends. Bernice worked at the Country Club, Ramada Inn and was employed at the Templeton Beef Palace for about 15 years. At one point in time, Bernice also owned her own restaurant Chew & Chat in Paso Robles. Bernice and Fred had a love for traveling and were always going somewhere with a big group of friends to go play music and socialize.
Bernice is survived by her husband, Frederick E. Goss of Templeton; two children: Tommy Young of Atascadero and Susanna (Goss) Lewis of Atascadero. She is also survived by two grandchildren: Savanna Lewis of Atascadero and Shonde (Lewis) Meyerink of Paso Robles; her husband, Alan Meyerink; two great-grandchildren: Alissa Meyerink and Taylor Bernice Meyerink, of Paso Robles.
She was preceded into death by her parents Robert L. Lawley; Ada (Bradshaw) Lawley; and her brother: Jay C. Lawley.
A celebration of life will be held at Chapel of the Roses, 3450 El Camino Real, on Nov. 17 at 11 a.m.
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