Bettie Bernard, Age 63, Was a Nursing Assistant

Bettie J. Bernard, 63, of Tisbury died on March 26 at Martha's Vineyard Hospital. She was the widow of James Robert Bernard, who died Dec. 9, 1997.

Born in Durham, N.C., on July 25, 1939, she was a daughter of the late Asa and Hannah (Newlander) Leonard.

Mrs. Bernard was employed as a certified nursing assistant at Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Oak Bluffs for the past 23 and a half years. She received her nursing education at Martha's Vineyard Hospital.

She resided in West Palm Beach, Fla., prior to moving to Wise, N.C., and then to the Vineyard 23 and a half years ago.

Mrs. Bernard enjoyed collecting angel memorabilia, spending time with and spoiling her grandchildren and attending yard sales.

She leaves a daughter, Deana Louise Keniston of Tisbury; a sister, Elenor Smith of Wise, N.C.; two brothers, Dwight Leonard of Wise and Leonard T. Leonard of Galloway, Ohio; two grandchildren, Asa and Atticus Bernard of Tisbury, and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends will be invited to attend a memorial service to be held on a date and time to be announced.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home in North Attleboro.