Bernadette Carol Negron

June 12, 1977March 14, 2018
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Bernadette Carol Negron, age 40, of Chowchilla, California passed away on Wednesday March 14, 2018. Bernadette was born on June 12, 1977 in Riverside, California to Diane Rodriguez and Daniel Ugarte. Bernadette is survived by her husband, Jorge Negron; daughters Angelica Mendoza son-in-law Andrew Mendoza; Deja Negron; Erykah Negron; son Angelo Negron; step son Jorge Negron; step daughter Alize Negron; and; mother Diane Rodriguez; sister Vanessa Ugarte and brother Eugene Ugarte; grandchild Adrian Negron. Bernadette was preceded in death by; father Daniel Ugarte. Bernadette was a faithful and loving person. Some would even call her sentimental and a romantic at heart. Her kindness and consideration radiated an aura of warmth to those around her. A celebration of life for Bernadette will be held Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Palm Memorial Worden Chapel, 140 South 6th Street, Chowchilla, California 93610.


  • Daniel Ugarte, Father
  • Diane Rodriguez, Mother
  • Jorge Negron, Husband
  • Vanessa Ugarte, Sister
  • Eugene Ugarte, Brother
  • Angelica Mendoza, Daughter
  • Deja Negron, Daughter
  • Erykah Negron, Daughter
  • Angelo Negron, Son
  • Jorge Negron, Step Son
  • Alize Negron, Step Daughter
  • Andrew Mendoza, Son-in-law
  • Adrian Negron, Grandchild


  • Celebration of Life Service Thursday, April 12, 2018

Bernadette Carol Negron

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Josie Alvarez

March 30, 2018

I remember when mija Bernie found out about a quinceañera her cousin Sonia was having for her daughter, she wanted so desperately to meet all her family she never knew that she made every effort (so I don't know whether she begged, borrowed, or stole lol) to come to it. It was so nice to see her, that's just the kind of person she was, family was everything to her. Que descanses mi amor.


March 20, 2018

I was shocked and deeply saddened when hearing of Bernie's illness and passing. Not having been at the govt.. center for a few years we'd lost touch and I regret that very much. Bernie was a quiet, yet fun person who could take a joke. I know - I hid her janitorial cart in different rooms, and would send it down to the ground floor on the elevator when she wasn't looking. May your family find peace and solace in the days ahead. I'm so sorry for your loss. dw



If anyone ever cared, really cared for someone else it would have to be Bernadette Carol Negron. She was a warm hearted and well liked individual, and these wonderful traits came easily to her because she was such a sociable and amiable person, someone who was always making certain that those around her had whatever they needed. Bernadette was a talkative person who was tactful at all times but typically said what she meant.

      Bernadette was born on Parkview Community Hospital in Riverside, California. She was the daughter of Diane Rodriguez and Daniel Ugarte. Bernadette was raised in Riverside and Madera, California. During her childhood she learned to be reliable and respectful. Bernadette was an obedient child who wanted to win the favor of others. She found it easy to show sympathy and to perform kind acts for others. These admirable qualities would become a part of Bernadette's personality throughout her life.

      Though Bernadette was frequently the one to initiate games and activities with her family, she was also quite often the family member who took the role of referee. Bernadette was a peace-maker with an ability to resolve all sorts of family conflicts. In fact, Bernadette worked conscientiously to keep those typical family spats at bay. Bernadette was raised with two siblings. She had one older brother, Eugene, and one younger sister, Vanessa. Bernadette and her siblings had the typical rivalries while growing up, but they cared deeply for one another.

      As someone who reveled in the sheer joy of her experiences, Bernadette was always enthusiastic about new adventures. Although she had an exacting nature, Bernadette was always tactful. One thing Bernadette will certainly be remembered for is that, when she got up in the mornings, she was ready and raring to go. As a young girl, Bernadette had a number of interests and was an active child. Bernadette took part in softball and volleyball. In her spare time she liked crafts. Bernadette's memorable achievements included making the volleyball all-star team.

      For Bernadette, the school routines were never a problem although she generally preferred variety to structure. She seemed to be able to start a project and work right through to its completion. And she was able to do it quickly and efficiently. Bernadette was also adept at details. Bernadette was very observant and was generally quick at picking up new things. She graduated from Madera High School in 1996. She enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. Her favorite class in high school was typing.

      College can be a challenge, but Bernadette appeared to be well equipped to succeed. She had a knack for staying focused and on track no matter what was going on around her. Bernadette had the ability to work undisturbed through all of the constant interruptions that are a regular part of college life. Bernadette enjoyed using the skills she'd already learned and applying them to new courses. She knew the facts and rarely made factual errors. Her favorite courses were business.

      There was one thing that all of Bernadette's friends knew and will still remember, and that is that she was a talker. She could pretty much talk to anybody about anything. This quality is one of the primary reasons that Bernadette was such a popular person throughout her life. But Bernadette was also dependable, loyal and trustworthy. Bernadette was the kind of person who simply radiated good fellowship. While she maintained personal standards and her own personal values, Bernadette was very accepting of others. With a distinct skill for working things out, Bernadette was often the person who would organize events. In fact, Bernadette was fairly comfortable playing the role of “host” for just about any occasion. When Bernadette made friends, she made true and lasting friendships. While growing up, some of her best friends were Angie Chavez, Virginia, Sonya, Christina, Teresa, Tiffany, Stacey and Brandon. Later in life, she became friends with Angie, Virginia, Teresa and Sonia.

      Bernadette was a faithful and loving person. Some would even call her sentimental and a romantic at heart. Her kindness and consideration radiated an aura of warmth to those around her. Bernadette cared for what others thought and carried that into her marriage. On March 5, 2012 Bernadette married Jorge Negron at Madera Government Center of Madera, California. Compassionate and devoted, Bernadette worked hard to make her new life partner happy.

      Harmony was important to Bernadette and she made every effort to maintain it with her family. Bernadette was blessed with four children, three daughters, Angelica, Deja and Erikah, one son Angelo, one step-son Jorge and one step-daughter Alize. They were also blessed with one grandchild, Adrian. Bernadette was always conscious of the feelings others had. She was reasonable and understanding. As a result, Bernadette was quick to solve disputes and did so without much fuss. Her secret of success in this area was simple: Bernadette would listen before she would act.

      Taking her work seriously came naturally to Bernadette, and she expected the same from those around her. Bernadette was a good team player, someone who was born to cooperate with others. She was what some would call a “people person” and it was demonstrated in her good communication skills. Bernadette was a steady worker, one who was realistic about schedules. The kind of details that would give family members and work colleagues fits were situations that Bernadette handled well. She could understand the details without getting lost in the broad “big picture.” Her primary occupation was Janitorial. She was employed for 7 years with Service Master, 6 years with ABM, and 5 years with Bright Laundry Service. She brought harmony to her work environment, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done, while always maintaining respect for her colleagues.

      A methodical woman, Bernadette enjoyed spending time working on her various hobbies. She had no problem following all of the steps and instructions on a given project and was proud of the fact that she could have something to show for her efforts. Her favorite pursuits were dancing, gardening, playing cards, cooking, and searching out yard sales for great bargains.

      Bernadette was one of those people who took pride in constantly putting forth her best effort. Nowhere was that more visible than in sports. Bernadette was always enthusiastic and a great team player. In high school, Bernadette played volleyball and softball. Bernadette also liked being a sports fan and enjoyed following her favorite teams whenever she got the opportunity. Tops on her list were football and boxing.

      Bernadette was the kind of person who would readily move into action in order to help others. She was appreciated and respected. She could find value in the opinions of others and was passionate about her own values and beliefs. Politically, Bernadette was a Democrat.

     Her high moral standards and traditional values served Bernadette well with her faith. Religion and faith were important to her. She was a member of Believers Church for 30 years. During that time, she was involved in children's ministries and participated in various church committees. She was well respected because she was such an outgoing individual who sought to help in any manner she could.

      A generous and compassionate woman, Bernadette accomplished much during her lifetime. Though she never set out to gain individual recognition, Bernadette was recognized and given awards for her many and varied efforts throughout her life. Some of her most prestigious awards included her softball MVP and the time she took second place in a Texas Hold'em tournament.

      Not only did Bernadette enjoy traveling, but she also seemed to enjoy planning all of those trips and vacations. She was a facilitator who could easily make up a near perfect schedule of all of the things to do and see. She rarely tired of going back and revisiting her favorite places. Favorite vacations included Monterey.

      Bernadette was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. One of her favorites was Tyson, a Doberman Pincer dog, who was a best friend for 8 years. Her family was rounded out by her dogs, Jade, a Wolf,Labrador mix, Bella, a Siberian Husky, Leo, a German Shepherd, Jack Russell mix. As well as her goldfish, turtle, cats, bird, guinea pig and iguana.

      Bernadette passed away on March 14, 2018 at home in Chowchilla, California. She is survived by her children Jorge, Angelica, Alize, Angelo, Deja and Erikah; her grandson Adrian; her brother Eugene; her sister Vanessa; and her loving husband Jorge. Services were held at Palm Memorial Worden Chapel.

      Bernadette was a fantastic conversationalist who could engage just about anyone in a discussion. And whenever she said something, she meant it. Bernadette was a down to earth person, outgoing and gregarious. She was without question the type of person who enjoyed experiencing things first hand. She was practical and sensible, but what friends and family will remember her for most is the fact that she was so understanding and kind. Everyone whose life she touched will miss Bernadette Carol Negron.