November 9, 1940 ~ January 31, 2011
Dell, Ida Bernadine, who preferred to be called â€œBERNIEâ€ a long time resident of the South Bay, passed away on Monday, January 31, 2011 in Torrance. Born in Dalhart, TX, Ida is survived by husband, Robert Dell of Lawndale, CA, and stepson Steven Dell of Richmond, VA. She was preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Ada Abernathy. Her memorial service will be held in the Chapel at Rice Mortuary on Friday, February 18, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. with a reception immediately following in Rice's Lighthouse Reception Room. Ida will be cremated per her wishes. When Bernie was younger she lived in several states before finally settling in Southern CA. Bernie worked for LA Airways and after they ceased operation she joined Continental Airlines. She later joined Hughes Aircraft and finally retired from Raytheon. Bernie had a passion for flying and travel, and travelled all over Europe, Mexico, South and Central America. She was also known by her previous name â€œBernie Biggsâ€. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA.
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