Tinkler Funeral Chapel & Crematory

475 North Broadway, Fresno, CA


Bernice "Nana" Laverne Munoz

June 7, 1931July 13, 2018

Bernice LaVerne "Nana" Pappas Munoz Birth: 7 June 1931 Berkeley, Alameda County, California, USA Death: 13 July 2018 ( aged 87) Fresno, Fresno County, California USA Burial: Fresno Memorial Gardens Fresno, Fresno County, California, USA

Bernice was the daughter of George R. Pappas and Bertie B. Barnett. She was the third child and only daughter. She was born in Berkeley, California but soon they moved to Santa Rosa. She attended Santa Rosa High where she met the first "Love" of her life George LeRoy. She tells that she was attending an art display at school and she saw George and immediately knew she was going to spend the rest of her life with him. They married and moved to Fresno, California. Their family quickly grew and they had six children. Bernice got a job working as a Cocktail waitress, Greeting Card representative and a Bookkeeper. But the love didn't last and Bernice and George separated. They kept friends, but Bernice became a single parent. But, she found love again and as she was a waitress at Yturri Basque Hotel and Restaurant, she met Frank W. Munoz. They were married in 1990 and lived their lives together till the end. Bernice is survived by her husband and love, Frank (Pappa), her sons Martin, his wife Julie and Stephen. Daughters Bonnie, her husband Claude Kiser, Leslie Danielsen, Susanne Kephart and Lynne, her husband Sonny Gray. 10 Grandchildren, 15 great-children, 1 great-great-grandchild. She also leaves a brother Bob, his wife Trish and her sister in law June. She follows her parents, her brother Rodney and a grandsons Joshua and Justin.


  • Frank Munoz, Husband
  • George Martin LeRoy, Son
  • Stephen LeRoy, Son
  • Bonnie Kiser, Daughter
  • Leslie Danielsen, Daughter
  • Susanne Kephart, Daughter
  • Lynn Gray, Daughter
  • Mrs. Munoz also leaves behind 9 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild, to cherish her memory.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, August 4, 2018


Bernice "Nana" Laverne Munoz

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Hailie Noisey

June 13, 2019

You were truly the worlds best nana. Everyday you are missed by both your girls, Hailie (me) and liberty

Helen Clark

July 25, 2018

So many fond memories of Aunt Bernice....family gatherings, her smile, her laugh; she will be missed. Love and prayers for the whole family from Doug and I.🙏❤