Bernice Hazel Clausen Lykke passed away peacefully July 11, 2010, at the age of 92, in Corona del Mar. She was born in Templeton, Calif., on May 13, 1918, to Lulu Johnson Clausen and Fritz Olaf Clausen in the Templeton Hotel, which was their home and the site of their business. She was the youngest of four children. She attended Templeton High School, trained in a nursing program and became a nurse's aide for the Red Cross in the early World War II years. For many years she was the assistant to Al Rhodes, the superintendent of schools, in San Luis Obispo.
Bernice met Donald Lykke at a Cal Poly dance and they were married April 3, 1942, in San Luis Obispo. Capt. Lykke became an airline pilot for Pan American World Airways and flew for 36 years. He passed away July 6, 2005. Don and Bernice were married for 63 years. They were residents of Saratoga, Calif., for 50 years.