Obituary: Bernice Polkowski Grove |

Obituary: Bernice Polkowski Grove


Bernice Polkowski Grove was a deeply dedicated member of the Truckee community for 20 years. She frequently hosted meetings and parties at her Tahoe Donner home, volunteered at the Truckee library and was an untiring member of Assumption Catholic Church. She always strove to strengthen her community and was an invaluable friend to all in it. She enjoyed giving to the community which gave so much to her.

Bernice was born in Dickson City, Pennsylvania on May 11, 1921. She graduated as the valedictorian of her high school class and shortly afterward moved to Washington, DC to join the Foreign Service. She had adventurous assignments at the US Embassies in India and Thailand. In Bangkok, she met Carl Frederik Grove and they married in 1949.

She is predeceased by her beloved husband and is survived by her five children: Ann Thompson, Karen Gantenbein, Carl Grove, Yvonne Marcus, Peter Grove; her nine grandchildren (who knew her as Babka); her four sisters: Antoinette Fudge, Rosalie House, Mary Nevereth, Charlotte Pacini; and her two brothers: Thomas Polkowski and Joseph Polkowski.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, December 20th at 10:00 am at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 10116 E Street, Truckee, California.

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