March 12, 1940 – October 27, 2017
Ben was born on March 12, 1940 and passed away on October 27, 2017 in Hanford, Ca. Ben's long struggle with his terminal illness has finally come to an end. Ben was born in Raton, New Mexico and was married 45 years to Mattie Bernal. Together they raised their 3 children Jennifer, Johnathan and Carolyn Bernal in Lemoore Ca.
Ben, also survived by his oldest son Benjamin Bernal III and by his 4 wonderful grandchildren and 1 great grandchild who's a treasure.
Ben started his career in the Navy March 17th, 1958. Ben was a veteran of Vietnam in the Navy, he also received his AA and AS degrees while in the Navy. After 21 years of service in the Navy, Ben continued to serve as Housing Director for Naval Air Station Lemoore another 21 years. After 42 years of combined service Ben retired on September 1, 1999.
Funeral services for Ben Bernal will be held Friday at Phipps Dale Funeral Chapel, 420 W D Street, Lemoore Ca. 93245. Services will begin 10:00 a.m. followed by military honors and small reception.