Bernadette was born October 30, 1954 in Gold Beach. She was the daughter of Martin ‘Red’ Powers and Gloria Powers. Bernadette attended school in Gold Beach and graduated from GBHS in 1972. She started college at the U of O and finished at a business college in New York.
Bernadette married Jack Barnes and had two children, Teresa and Martin. She divorced about three years later and moved to Gold Beach and found the love of her life.
Chris and Bernadette Thelin were married on March 19, 1983. Chris had two children from a previous marriage, Jeremy and Kara. We put together a wonderful blended family.
Bernadette was a partner in the family restaurant, Rod N Reel. She then became an insurance agent for Abel & Swank. She later became the manager of the Gold Beach office.
Bernadette loved RVing, shows, cooking, her 4 children, six granddaughters, a great granddaughter and me.
Bernadette is now with her father, mother and her sister Catherine. She is loved by her four children, Jeremy, Kara (Jeff) Andrus, Teresa Mushatt and Marin Barnes, her six granddaughters, a great granddaughter and especially Chris.
No plans at this time for funeral arrangements