Bernice M. VanDerzee, 93, Sweet Valley, passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Mercy Center, Dallas. Born in Lockhaven, Pa., she was the daughter of the late David and Marie Beck Wasson.
Bernice was a secretary in the administration department of Mercy Center, Dallas. She was an avid Crossword and Jigsaw puzzle aficionado, as well as being active with Cross-stitching. She was a Methodist, attending various Methodist Churches in her lifetime.
Bernice was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen VanDerzee, Grandson, Lance Carrera, Sister, Pauline Haberman, Brothers, Maurice and Forrest Wasson. Surviving is her daughter, Robin Carrera, Sweet Valley, Son, Scott VanDerzee and his wife Renee, Schenectady, NY, 4 Grandchildren, and Sisters, June Ball and Ann Kleinke.
Funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of The Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, Inc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas. Bernice’s family would like to thank the nursing staff on the second floor of Mercy Center as well as the nursing staff of Hospice of the Sacred Heart.