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Bernita Diamond Vernon (1920-2006)

Bernita passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec.16, 2006, of natural causes. She was born Nov. 9, 1920, in Hiawatha, Utah, to Frank and Mary Diamond. Bernita’s family relocated to Park City when she was four years old. Her middle and high school years were spent at a residence known as "Diamond Hollow," a lone house in a peaceful hollow on the east side of the Park City valley. Today this area is referred to as "The Aerie."

Bernita graduated from Park City High School in 1938. She was active in the "pepsters" and majorettes.

She married Weldon Vernon Jan. 25, 1939. The couple resided in Park City until about 1947, when they moved to Salt Lake City. They were avid fly fishermen until 1960, when they decided water skiing was more exciting. The couple spent many weekends and vacations enjoying Echo and Starvation reservoirs and beautiful Bear Lake.

Bernita is preceded in death by her husband, Weldon; and brothers Bob and Cornell Diamond. She is survived by her daughter Pamela Vernon; brother Lowell (Shirley) Diamond; and sister Judy Diamond.

The family would like to express a special thanks to those who were of comfort to Bernita at the end of her life: Dr. Sara Wells, Roxan Austin and especially Heidi and her daughters. Private funeral services will be held at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.


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