Aaron Lee Berna'

September 2, 1938March 20, 2013

Aaron Lee Berna’, 75, of Arkoma passed away Wednesday March 20, 2013 in Fort Smith. He was born September 2, 1938 in Arkoma to the late Ira and Nora Berna’. He was a Christian. He was one of the first male Registered Nurses to practice in the state of Arkansas and a graduate of Westark College. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, music, and reading. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son Michael Lee Berna’, one brother and two sisters.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Roberta Berna’ of the home, two daughters: Kimberly Wilcox and her husband David of Fort Smith, and Beverly Williams and her husband Phillip of Fort Smith, four grandchildren, Jason Winters, Bobbi Shelby, Autumn Kennedy, and Joseph Aaron Williams, as well as four great grand children Zackery, JC, Amanda, and Michael Lee.

No services will be held at the family’s request. Cremation and arrangements are under the direction of Fentress Mortuary of Fort Smith.

Memorial donations may be made to the World Wildlife Foundation 1250 24th St. N.W Washington, DC 20037. All donations should be noted in memory of Aaron Lee Berna’.

Family would like to thank River Valley Health and Rehab and Peachtree hospice employees for the wonderful care they gave to Lee in his final days.


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March 27, 2013

Unc Lee was a gift to us all.
100% Berna. If will miss him.

Roberta Berna'

March 25, 2013

Sweetheart, I will always keep you in my heart. Though death parts us now I am consoled to know that we will be together again some day when God calls me home as well. I miss you so much!

Ann Michau

March 25, 2013

May you forever have peace Brother-in law. I will always remember the great times we had,and I will Miss you. until I see you again! Love and Prayers, Ann

Laurence Fuller

March 25, 2013

We never met you however, we the people of Mafia Wars Chill have known Roberta and we feel like we have known you (Lee)_ also. You have left behind a fantastic women (Roberta) which we all love & cherrish deeply. All during your illness we have prayed & prayed for you & Roberta, and we feel like we have lost a loved one also. Words can't describe the warm hearted feelings our little group at Chill have for the Berna Family. Much love to each & everyone of you . Laurence R. Fuller,

Judy Beneux

March 24, 2013

He was a great uncle-but he will always be my Unkie.

Bobbi Shelby

March 24, 2013

I will forever miss you pawpaw. Meet you at the gates!