Bernice Tanner Hobson

Bernice Tanner & Dorothy Kimber

Bernice Tanner Hobson was born on June 2, 1924 in Etna, Utah, a daughter of Edith Chloe Kimber and David Ralph Tanner. Bernice lived in Grouse Creek, Utah until 3rd grade when they moved toBrigham City, Utah. She graduated from Box Elder High School. Bernice married her eternal companion, Clifford James Hobson on June 8, 1942 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.  She worked in administration at Luke Field, Arizona during WWII while her husband was serving in the Army Air Corps. She worked at the local bank and did substitute teaching for Box Elder High School, but mostly, she was a devoted mother and homemaker.   Clifford and Bernice were married just shy of 60 years.

Clifford and Bernice were privileged to bring to earth seven children; Kenneth James, Kaylene,Kaylyn, Ami Kristene, and Richard Dean, Debi and Alesa Hobson. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, serving in various callings, mostly with children.  She was also preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Ralph Dean Tanner. She was gracious and very giving lady. She was a kind and loving wife and a wonderful mother and grandmother who devoted her life to her family.

She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, serving in various callings, mostly with children. She served as the Jr. Sunday School Coordinator in the Brigham City 7th Ward for many years.  She served on the Stake Primary Board and served in the Sunday School, teaching the youth and as Sunday School Secretary.  She also served in the he Mutual as camp director and as the YoungWomens sports director.  In addition, she was a dedicated visiting teacher.  She loved the Lord and was grateful to serve him.

She loved sports (she was an avid JAZZ and U of U fan) She loved outdoors, needlepoint, refinishing wood furniture, traveling, cooking, and most of all her grandchildren. She was devoted to them and supported them fully in everything they did. She was a wonderful dancer and taught square dancing and served in the PTA. She served as a 4-H leader and also served as a judge of elections for many years.

Bernice mostly loved spending time with her family, taking trips with them and enjoying the wonders of this world. She especially loved clouds, sunsets, the moon and the stars. She loved to go boating on LakePowell with her family. She was always concerned for others-neighbors, friends and family. She had a very compassionate nature. Her home was always open to her kids and grandchildren and their friends.

Bernice Tanner Hobson was 81 when she returned to her Heavenly Father on September 20, 2005 at the Dee-McKay Hospital of a massive brain bleed, surrounded by her loving family. Clifford passed away on April 9, 2002. She lived a wonderful life and will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her-especially her family, as she was the rock and cornerstone of her family. Bernice was buried in the Brigham City Cemetery.