Bernice Marie (Boroff) Klein

Date of Birth

November 30, 1917

Date of Death

October 1, 2008

City of Death

Santa Barbara

Bernice Marie (Boroff) Klein, born November 30, 1917, gracefully left this life, towards a better place on Wednesday, October 1st, 2008. Surviving family members: Sister/Amy (Boroff) Handegard, Daughter/Judi Klein, Son/Chuck Klein, Grand-son/Mark Jimenez, & Great-Grand-daughter/Kaitlyn Chance Jimenez.

Bernice devoted her senior years by directly participating and supporting the Santa Barbara community. She worked for years as a senior aid provider. Bernice also spent years with the California Woman’s Farm Bureau, as a Docent for the Santa Barbara County Court House, and as a volunteer at the St. Raphael’s Catholic Church Thrift Store, and more. At the request of Bernice, no services will be held. Family members are referring all donations to:

Bill McGeever, @ Heritage House, 5200 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara, California

How we want to remember Bernice:

“I remember showing her my dances, doing gymnastics, and singing for her.” Kaitlyn Chance Jimenez, Great-Grand-daughter

“La La was always entertaining and loving. She figured out when I was very young that the way to my heart was through my stomach, and my interest in taking apart anything mechanical. The more nuts, bolts, springs, brackets, and food, the happier I was. She was very sweet and lovable. She is the best and will always be missed.” Mark Christopher Jimenez, Grandson

“GiGi Lala, (as she became known once entering great-grandmother status), was one of the most regal blue-eyed beauties I have ever had the privilege of knowing. Her fabulous one liner notes will forever be cherished and she will be greatly missed.” Haisly Jimenez, Grand-daughter in-law.

“I want to remember our Mother as an independent person who demonstrated fairness and support towards others.” Judi Klein, Daughter

“Our mother was a complex person who possessed a kind of gentle toughness and determined fortitude throughout her life. No challenge was to daunting for her to take on. I will always remember our walks together, her love for nature, and her clever interior decorating improvements. Finally, I will remember her willingness to find and share humor with everyone and in caring for others who were less fortunate.” Chuck Klein, Son

We all love you!


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