Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Friday, March 10, 2006 at 05:53:53 :
Tuesday, January 28, 1975
Bernice H. Gale, Headed Sorority
A memorial service for Bernice H. Gale of Sleepy Hollow, active in Marin organizations and a former national president of Delta Zeta sorority, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Chapel of the Hills Mortuary in San Anselmo.
Mrs. Gale, a resident of Marin since 1953, died yesterday at a local hospital after a long illness. She was 75.
She served as a member of the national council of Delta Zeta for 18 years. From 1952 to 1954, she was national president of the sorority and from 1956 to 1961 national chairman of loans and scholarships. She received the Order of Golden Rose in 1967 for 50 year membership in the sorority.
Mrs. Gale was chairman of the National Panhellenic Conference committee on education, a member of the college Panhellenics Committee, a Panhellenic counselor at the University of Arizona and a member of the Northern California Council of city Panhellenics.
In Marin, she was a former director of the Hearing Society of Marin, a member of the American hearing Society, Marin Heart Association, Marin County Humane Society and Friends of Arequipa.
She was listed in "Who's Who of American Women," "Who's Who in the West" and the Dictionary of International Biographies.
Mrs. Gale was a member of the Association of Women Deans and Counselors from 1948 to 1956 and in 1947 was named to the U.S. State Department meeting on foreign policy.
Mrs. Gale was a native of Fresno and received bachelor's and master's degrees in philosophy from the University of California, where she was graduated cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
In 1922 whe married Guy Harrison Gale, who became an Air Force colonel. He died last year.
Surviving are three daughters, Patricia Thompson of Big Spring, Tex., Jane Prall of Maitland, Fla., and Nancy Empie of Washington, D.C., and a son, Guy H. Gale Jr. of Tokyo.
Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.
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