Berneice Christine (Striebel) Risley (1923 - 2016)



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Name: Bernice Tuebel
[Bernice Striebel]
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 2 Dec 1951
Marriage Place: Marion, Indiana, USA
Spouse: Clifford Risley

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at Hospital, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio USA


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Father: Louis Benjamin Striebel

Husband: Clifford Risley Jr.
Children with Clifford: Cheryl "Cheri" Lynn Risley, Bruce Paul Risley, and Clifford Randall "Randy" Risley


Arsenal Technical High School, 1500 Michigan Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana


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1923 - In the year that Berneice Christine (Striebel) Risley was born, on August 2nd, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th President of the United States due to the sudden death of Warren G. Harding. After the scandals of the Harding presidency, Coolidge restored public confidence and was very popular. He won the Presidential election in 1924 but declined to run again in 1928.

1957 - When she was 34 years old, on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

1969 - She was 46 years old when in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

1974 - At the age of 51 years old, Berneice was alive when on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

1999 - She was 76 years old when on January 1st, the Euro became the new official single currency of the eurozone. It was used by Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain and has since spread in use. Daily, over 337 million Europeans use the euro.

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2007-02-09 / Community
'Love everlasting' a Moorpark couple's creedo
By Sylvie Belmond [contact link]

Even after more than five decades of marriage, Cliff and Berneice Risley continue to demonstrate to each other daily that love is a long-lasting pledge.

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"Not a day goes by that they don't hug, hold hands, exchange a heartfelt kiss and genuinely say to each other 'I love you,'" said their daughter Cheri Risley-Bonnert.

"You have to have a real commitment and make a commitment with God and your family," said Cliff Risley, 83.

"We love each other so much," said Berneice, adding her husband of 55 years is a wonderful man and she loves everything about him.

The admiration is mutual. "She's a very loving person and has always been very considerate of everyone," said Cliff.

"She's always happy, smiling and keeps herself beautiful," he said, adding he loves her eyes and the way she dresses.

The pair met in Indianapolis and they fell in love right away.

"We took our vows very seriously and became not only husband and wife, but also best friends," Cliff said.

Whether it's traveling, raising children or helping at their grand-daughter's school here in Moorpark, the Risley always do everything together, they said. They're also very close to their family, which includes three children and five grandchildren.

Cliff was Director of Research for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the Great Lakes Region and Berneice worked for the American Beverage and Supply Corp until she retired to raise her children.

The couple moved to Moorpark three years ago so they could be close to their daughter and grand-daughter who is 9-year-old.

"They've always been so romantic, it's amazing, RisleyBonnert said.

When she was a teenager Risley-Bonnert said she was embarrassed because her parents were the only ones around who were romantic, but in the long run it's helped her and her two brothers with their own relationships, she said.

They all enjoy successful marriages that have lasted more than 20 years each.

The couple goes to Campus Canyon Elementary School weekly to read with young students and even there, love is in the air.

They arrive every Thursday morning holding hands and leave at the end of the day the same way," said Campus Canyon Principal Linda Bowe.

Cliff is very protective and gentlemanly toward his wife Berneice, she said.

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