Bernie passed away peacefully in Eureka on January 6, 2023.

Bernie was a lifelong resident of Humboldt County. She graduated from Arcata High School in 1957 and went on to Humboldt State College before she went to work in the insurance industry.

She worked for the Walter Warren Agency, the Harlan Hanson Agency and then finished her career with the Robert Graham Agency.

After her retirement Bernie and her husband of 40 years, Jerry Jorgensen, volunteered for “Sheriffs Citizens On Patrol” — SCOP.

For the next 16 years she and Jerry were dedicated volunteers and Bernie became a Captain with SCOP, and this was her finest moment.

Lt. Dennis Young from HCSO was her hero.

In 2016 she was honored with “Woman Of The Year” from the Sheriffs Department.

She was very proud of her service and her stories and memories were very important to her.

She is survived by and will be missed by her husband Jerry Jorgensen of Eureka, her niece Kathleen Nelson of Central Point, Oregon and her niece Elaine Browne of Seattle, Washington.


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