Bernita R Perala passed away on October 8, 2023, in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Born on November 10, 1940, in Fruita, Colorado to Lois Tufly Wolverton and Howard Elmer Tufly . Bernita led a life dedicated to her family and the pursuit of knowledge.
From a young age Bernita exhibited a passion for learning and nurturing young minds. After completing her education, she embarked on a fulfilling career in education that spanned several decades. Bernita's impact on the lives of her students was immeasurable. She had the remarkable ability to connect with each child and create an inclusive and engaging learning environment.
Bernita's love for her family was unparalleled. She cherished every moment spent with her loved ones and wholeheartedly embraced family reunions and gatherings. Whether it was celebrating milestones or simply enjoying each other's company, Bernita reveled in the warmth and joy that came from being surrounded by family. She took great pleasure in creating lasting memories through these special moments.
Known for her innate ability to see the best in people regardless of their circumstances, Bernita possessed a genuine love for humanity. Her welcoming nature made everyone feel valued and appreciated. Bernita's kind heart touched the lives of many individuals who were lucky enough to cross paths with her.
In addition to her dedication to education and family life, Bernita had other interests that brought her great joy. She found solace in reading and took pleasure in sharing literary works with those around her. Furthermore, she had a talent for making blankets and comforters for her loved ones—a labor of love that represented both her creativity and affection.
Among the proudest accomplishments of Bernita's life was being a pillar of support for her immediate and extended family. In 1965, she married the love of her life, Robert Perala, and together they raised two sons, Dan Perala and Greg Perala. Balancing the demands of motherhood while working full-time since the early 1980s was no easy feat, but Bernita approached it with grace, determination, and boundless love.
Bernita's legacy lives on through her surviving family members and friends who feel grateful for the time they had with her. She is survived by her sister, Darlene Boyce, whose bond was forged through a lifetime of shared experiences. Her sons Daniel and Gregory Perala, her daughter in law, Christine, grandchildren Hunter Perala, Jessica Warren, her husband Clayton, Karen Perala, Brooke Stewart, her husband Asa and great grandson Dawson Warren.
The loss of Bernita R Perala leaves a void in the hearts of all who knew her. Yet, as we gather to remember her life and reflect on the profound impact she had on all those she touched, let us find solace in the lessons she imparted and the cherished memories that will forever remain in our hearts. May she rest in peace alongside her loved ones who have gone before her.