Adeline Bernice Sandoval, née Solano, known by many as Bernice or Grandma B, late of Thornton, Colorado, passed away on February 13, 2022, in Goodland, Kansas, surrounded by loved ones.
Bernice was born on May 17, 1939, in Brighton, Colorado. She married the love of her life on February 8th, 1958, and settled in Thornton, Colorado, where she went on to build a home and raise her three beautiful daughters. Bernice cultivated an environment of warmth and strength as the family matriarch, and raised her children in a home filled with love. She was a very family-oriented and fun-loving woman who cherished spending time with her large family. One of her favorite pastimes was going up to the hill with her husband, Robert, and her sisters, Virginia and Helen Chavez, and she could frequently be found dancing and listening to music. Bernice had a deep appreciation for all music, but especially adored the Texas Tornados song "(Hey Baby) Que Paso" and the music of Freddy Fender, and delighted in dancing to it with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
Bernice is survived by her daughters, Diane Sandoval, Kathy (John) Gonzales, and Linda (Tony) Sandoval; her grandchildren Anthony (Raelene), Alicia (Manuel), Natalie, Richard, Daniel, Michele (Andres), David, Matthew, Gabrielle, Dominic, and Jessica (Jacob); her sister in law, Del Solan; as well as 25 greatgrandchildren, 9 great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Bernice was preceded in death by her husband Robert Sandoval, parents, Petra and Esquiel Solano; and her siblings, Rosie Silas, Marcy Silas, Paul Solano, Virginia Montoya, Lawrence Montoya, Rudy Solano, and JR. Solano.
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