Obituary: Catherine Bernal Aug. 4, 2022

Catherine Bernal, 63, of Vadito passed away August 4, 2022.  She worked as lead dental assistant and head receptionist at El Centro Family Health Dental Clinic in Penasco for 20 plus years. She was an incredible wife, mother, sister, grandmother co-worker, and friend with a motherly instinct to everyone.  She was kind, caring, gentle and giving to everyone around her.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Eduardo and Orcelia Martinez and brother, Edward Michael Martinez. She is survived by her husband, Larry Bernal, children, Carlos Bernal (Mandy) and Amanda Bernal, grandchildren, Tye, Brooke, Luke, Desiray, Carlos Jr., Isaac, Skarlette and Tessla, one fur grandbaby, Chloe, great grandchildren, Gemma and Elijah, siblings, Tina Lujan, Pauline Abeyta and Eleanor Pacheco (Manuel), Godchildren, Fatima Abeyta and Manuel Pacheco Jr., precious nieces and nephews who she thought of as her own, and many other relatives and friends.

Out of respect for her wishes no services will be held.  The family asks that the love, care, and humbleness that she shared with others be passed forward. Arrangements by Rivera Family Funeral Home. To share a memory, please visit our website at