A Sacred Moment


Byrnis "Bernie" Elicia Love

June 30, 1938 - September 27, 2016

Bernie Love ~ mother, grandmother and a long time friend of Bill W

Bernie Love passed away peacefully with family by her side on 9/27/16. She was 78. Bernie was born in San Rafael, CA, and she lived in the San Francisco Bay Area until 2001 when she moved to Marysville, WA for lower rents and to be closer to her son.

Bernie worked for Crocker National Bank (later bought by Wells Fargo) for 12 years starting in 1961. She later worked for the County of Sonoma for 20+ years, primarily in the Recorders Office. If you received a document from them during those years, she likely was the one who mailed it to you. She took early retirement in 2000.

Bernie was a friend of Bill W. since Jan. 1978. That was the focus of her life for many years. She also was a member of SGI for more than 15 years. She collected turkeys, and she had her own special names for people and things.

Bernie is survived by her daughter, Linda Darkhand, of Kenmore, WA and Linda’s girls Sarah and Gabby Darkhand, also of Kenmore. They called her Momoo. She is also lovingly survived by her granddaughter, Caitlin Ewasko, of Redmond, OR. She was predeceased by her son, Ken Young (2010), her son-in-law, Jack Darkhand (2009), and her siblings Agnes Cowles (2013), Eric Waldbillig (1994), and Don Waldbillig (2007).

May she be at peace.


Memorial services to be held at The Flapjack, 519 Delta Ave, Marysville, WA, on Sat. Oct. 29 at 2 pm. Please wear a silly shirt or Seahawks gear.  Please see directions and map link to The Flapjack, below.


Memorial contributions to Providence Hospice of Snohomish County or your favorite charity. 


Love Lives On

Those we love remain with us,

for Love itself lives on.
Cherished memories never fade;
because one loved is gone.

Those we love can never be
more than a thought apart,
for as long as there's a memory
they live on in our heart.
Think of her as living
in the hearts of those she touched,
for nothing loved is ever lost,
and she was loved so much.

Author Unknown

The Serenity Prayer 

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.

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