A memorial service for Bernice Marie Vanderwagen Stock, 83, of Kingman will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 at Kingman Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Stock was born May 20, 1932, on the family ranch in Vanderwagen, N.M., and died Nov. 10, 2015, in a hospital in Las Vegas. She lived and taught in Gallup, N.M., for many years before she and her husband moved to Kingman. She continued teaching through the Kingman Literary Council and began a dedicated study of the Bible. She was happiest when she was learning.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Bryan Stock of Kingman; children Jeannie Frazier, Julie Griffo, Laura Harris, William Stock and Sirena Miguez; sister Ethel Carey; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Simon and Willemina Vanderwagen; brothers Lawrence Vanderwagen, Edward Vanderwagen and Robert Vanderwagen; and son Charles Bryan Stock Jr.
Mrs. Stock's love for her family was second only to her great love for her Lord.
Throughout her life, she knew with a calm certainty that the Lord was with her. She was a good and faithful servant to God.
Donations may be made in her memory to the Zuni Christian Mission School, P.O. Box 445, Zuni, NM 87327.