Bernita B. Safe, 84

Bernita Belle Dahlgren Safe was born November 17,1934 in Merriman. She died at her home in Denver, CO on November 14, 2019.

She graduated from Merriman High School in 1952 and married Lawrence (Bud) A. Goodwin December 18,1953. Two children were born Carolyn (Candy) J. and Darrell A. Goodwin. They were divorced March 2,1961. In 1966 she secured a position with the Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons at FCI, located in Englewood, CO and relocated her family to Denver. Shortly after the move she met Kenneth W. Safe and they were married on June 8,1968 (he adopted both children in August of 1969). She served in the capacity of Personnel Management Specialist for 20 years and retired June 6, 1986.

After retiring Bernita stayed very active for many years as a volunteer at the University Hills Baptist Church Food Bank until its closure. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Lone Willow Chapter. Some of the things she enjoyed most was: dancing, sewing, bowling and took pride in her yard and flower beds.

She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn (Candy) J. Scheuerell, Denver, CO; granddaughter, Lanette Young (Shawn) Strasburg, CO; grandson, Jay Vandre (Myriah) Aurora, CO; two great grandchildren, Codi Young and Maya Vandre; brother, Jack Dahlgren of Valentine, NE; two sisters, Laveta Edwards, Gordon; Oleta Skinner, Merriman, NE and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth W. Safe; her son, Darrell A. Safe; her parents, Leigh and Belle Dahlgren; and her brother, Arthur J. Dahlgren.

Celebration of Life Services will be held at the American Legion Post #1 on Saturday December 14, 2019 in Denver, CO. Graveside Services will be held at Gordon Cemetery at a later date.

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