Francoise Bernhard, of Salt Lake City, died at the home of her son in Folsom, Calif. on Oct. 15.
She was born and raised in Paris, France, the only daughter of Charles F. and Genevieve Saint-Domingue. After the second World War she graduated from the Sorbonne before coming to the United States to pursue an advanced degree in English at Trinity College, Hartford, Conn. During her graduate studies she taught French at the Chaffee-Loomis School in Windsor. In 1955 she married Richard C. Bernhard of Portland, Oregon. Both taught at the University of California, Riverside, and at the University of Utah, and traveled extensively in Europe. Professor Bernhard died in 1973.Francoise loved teaching and wrote several French language and civilization textbooks. She helped found the Cercle Francaise of Salt Lake City and belonged to the Alliance Francaise. She greatly enjoyed tennis, skiing, classical music, art and history.
Francoise loved and was devoted to her family, friends and students who so enriched her life.
She is survived by her three children, Eric, Nicole, and Mark, and two grandchildren Gordon Bernhard and Anthony Lee.
In lieu of flowers the children request that donations be made to the American Cancer Society or to Rowland Hall, St. Mark's School where an educational fund for students of French will be established in her memory.
A memorial reception for family and friends will be held Sunday, Oct. 29th at 1 p.m. at the Old Farm Community Center, Old Farm Road in Salt Lake City.
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