Bernice Jackson Regester


(Sept. 3, 2005)

Former Powell resident Bernice (Yates) Jackson Regester died in Tempe, Ariz., on Saturday, Sept. 3. She was 82.

She was born Jan. 1, 1923, in Apperson, Okla., to Hubert (Shorty) Yates and Dillie Mae Wells Yates. She married Hugh (Pete) Jackson in June, 1941.

To this union were born a son, Donald, and a daughter, Sherrie. They lived in various areas of Oklahoma and then Powell, Byron and Casper.

After her husband died in December of 1986, she moved to Arizona to be by family members. She met and married Lyle Regester in October, 1991.

Survivors include her daughter, Sherrie (Gary) Wilder; her grandchildren, Dave (Twyla) Jackson and Gary D. (Sandy) Wilder and Angela (Mark) Canevit; and nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Leon Yates, and sisters, Joy Cottrell and Marie Smith.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Hugh (Pete) Jackson and Lyle Regester; a son, Donald Jackson; her parents; and a brother, Howard Yates.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.