Stacy Collette Bernal, loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend to many, passed away peacefully at Torrance Memorial Hospital in Torrance California on February 23, 2006. Stacy was born on November 16, 1969 at Sharp Hospital in San Diego, CA and grew up in the South Bay area. She was a member of West High School, class of '87 and met her loving husband, Rafael Bernal several years later. Together, they attended California State Dominguez Hills University and married on June 15, 1996. This union in marriage produced their two beautiful children Sara Mercedes, (age 8) and Rafael Joseph (age 6). Stacy had a wide variety of career interests, starting with community development in the City of Lomita, and later advanced to a position at Boeing Corporation. While at Boeing, Stacy pursued her lifelong professional goal of becoming a teacher. Stacy's devotion to teaching was evident by the children, parents and peers. She enjoyed her brief teaching career at Wilmington Middle school and Normont Elementary school where she was most appreciated. Stacy leaves a forever-grateful husband of 10 years. She also is survived by Sara, Rafael and extended family. Stacy was grateful to the doctors and staff at Torrance Memorial with special consideration to the staff of Cancer Care Associates for their kindness. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, February 25, 2006 at 10:30 A.M. at St. John Fisher Catholic Church in Rancho Palos Verdes. Interment will be at Green Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 120 Wall St., 19th Floor, NY, NY 10005-(800)533-2873 or or to The Carsinoid Cancer Foundation, 333 Mamaroneck Ave., #492, White Plains, NY 10605-e-mail at (888)722-3132.

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  1. Dear Bernal Family, Please accept our sincerest condolences on the loss of your lovely Stacy. May memories of love and happy times spent together be a comfort to you in the coming days. Love, Pat & David Negrete

  2. I am so sorry that this is so be-lated. I just went to the West High 20 year reunion and was devastated to hear of Stacy’s passing. I write this with tears and offer my deepest condolences to her entire family. I lost touch with Stacy about 8 years ago, but we were very close for many years in late high school and afterwards. I am in shock and am very sorry I wasn’t there to honour her at her Memorial. All my best to you all. Ursula

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