ROCK SPRINGS -- Tana Elaine Bernal, 56, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County following a lengthy illness. She was a lifelong resident of Wyoming.
Mrs. Bernal was born on Sept. 20, 1963, in Powell, the daughter of Leslie R. Allen and Dorothy D. Brown.
She attended schools in Burlington and was a 1982 graduate of Burlington High School. Tana then attended Northwest Community College in Powell, where she earned an associate degree. Mrs. Bernal also attended the University of Wyoming, where she earned a bachelor's degree in special education.
Tana married Jeffrey Allen Bernal on June 15, 2001, in Green River.
Mrs. Bernal worked for Sweetwater County School District No. 2 for 24 years as a special education teacher.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Mrs. Bernal belonged to primary, and young women's in the LDS Church, played volleyball in Burlington, and was a manager for girls' basketball in Burlington's School District. She later coached volleyball for the middle school in Green River.
Survivors include her husband; son Erik Robert Allen Bernal and wife Crystal of Rock Springs; parents Leslie and Dorothy Allen of Burlington; brothers Kory Allen and wife Julie of Laramie, Doug Allen and wife Melodi of Burlington, and Kirk Allen and wife Leah of Lovell; twin sister Tina Bixler and husband Joel of Rawlins; grandchildren Dakota Lynn, Rayanna Spring, Thomas Matthew, Lucas Ryan, and Braxton Robert; former daughter-in-law Josey Hirchert and husband Matt; family friends Julie Gonder and husband Gary of Green River; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and father-in-law Joe Bernal of Green River.
She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents; aunt Beverly Sanford; uncles Charlie Brown and Lee Allen; and mother-in-law Lena Bernal
Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, April 3, 2020, at the Riverview Cemetery in Green River. Church services will held at a later date. The family respectfully requests donations in Tana's memory be made to Cowboys Against Cancer, 1893 Dewar Drive, Rock Springs, WY, 82901; or to Cowboy Cares Home Health, 88 Yellow Creek Road, Evanston, WY, 82930. Condolences may be left at www.vasefuneralhomes.com.