Caroline Anne Bergschneider Ferber was called into God’s arms
on December 23 at the age of 85, with her husband Wayne
holding her hand. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Caroline grew up in
Tuscon, Arizona and was fond of the Southwest her entire life.
Following her graduation from Salpointe Catholic High School in
1956, the Salpointe Sisters and her parents put her on a train to
Los Angeles to attend Mount Saint Mary’s College where she
earned her degree in Nursing and Public Health in 1960. She
married her soulmate, Wayne Ferber in 1959 and raised their four
children in Simi Valley.
Living a life of compassion and service,
Caroline cared for countless children and families as a Registered
Nurse for the Simi Valley Unified School District, as a volunteer
for the American Red Cross and the California State Park at Point
Mugu. She loved spending time on the water on the family boat,
gardening, traveling and reading mystery novels. Above all, she
was a proud mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She joins her parents Carl and Phyllis, brother Charles “Chuck”
Bergschneider, and daughter Loretta “Carri” Miller with God.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years Wayne, and their sons
Wayne, Jeff and Eric, her sister Elizabeth Bergschneider and nine
grandchildren (Abby, Rebecca, Nora, Katie, Ethan, Thomas, Carl,
Grace, Matthew) and eleven great-grandchildren. Family
members were able to share Caroline’s final days.
LIFE ENDS—LOVE DOES NOT.
The family is grateful to Assisted Hospice Care, and the entire
staff at Sunrise Ivy Park, Wood Ranch, for the loving care given to
Caroline during the final journey of her life.
After a funeral Mass at St. Rose of Lima, there will be
entombment in the mausoleum at Assumption Cemetery. Funeral
arrangements are by Reardon Mortuary.