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Bernadine “Bernie” A. Loder ….

Bernadine “Bernie” A. Loder 1929-2023 Bernie Loder was born in Long Beach on March 7, 1929 to parents Rose and Daniel Loder. She passed away on April 6, 2023. She had one older sister and brother-inlaw, Beverly and Bob Sutton.

In 1949, Bernie went to work for the New York Life Insurance Company in Long Beach and retired from the company 40 years later after working in six different locations throughout California. For 12 of those years, she lived and worked in San Francisco as executive secretary to the vice president in charge of the company’s western headquarters. After that office closed, she returned to Southern California and bought a condominium in Glendale.

After retirement, she tutored for Adult Literacy for 14 years through the Glendale Community College Development Skills Lab.

From the year Bernie went to work, she travelled the world extensively, preferring cruising in her later years.

In 2003, she moved from Glendale to Leisure World Mutual 2. At age 70, she had taught herself to paint animals in watercolor and won many awards through the Leisure World Art League. She was also a member of the Clubhouse 3 line dancers and the Woman’s Club.

She is survived by her “second family,” Peggy, Janice, Paul and Patrick Devers, whom she fondly called “Outlaws”.

Private Cryptside services will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Mausoleum in Long Beach on April 19, 2023.

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