Our beloved wife and mother, Graciela Bernard Hoffman, returned to her Heavenly home on October 17,1999.
She was born in El Yale, Oaxaca, Mexico on October 22, 1933 and was raised in Tierra Blanca, Vera Cruz, Mexico. At the age of 16, she attended Academy in Colonia Juarez in northern Mexico.Seeking to be with others of her faith, she attended Brigham Young High School in Provo, Utah, graduating in 1954. She then enrolled at Brigham Young University, where she studied for one year. She served an LDS mission to southern Mexico from 1956 to 1958. Following her mission, she was employed as a translator in the LDS Church offices and attended LDS Business College.
On January 20, 1961, she married Clark G. Hoffman in the Salt Lake Temple. They were blessed with four children to whom she was very devoted.
Her highest priorities were always her family and her love of God. She was a gentle, clever lady who loved people and enjoyed sharing her sense of humor. She is loved by many for the joy she has brought into their lives.
She is survived by Clark G. Hoffman; daughters, Grace Andrews, Ann Hoffman, and Tina Hoffman; son, Clark H. Hoffman; sister, Maria Andersen; brother, Albert Bernard and three grandchildren.
She will be greatly missed by all who love her. We looked forward with hope to that day when we will see her again.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Friday, October 22, 1999 at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 South Highland Drive. A viewing will be held prior to the service from 10:45-11:45 a.m. at the same location.