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Bernice Antoinette Chatterson was born in 1914 in the U.S. State of Michigan. She was one of nine children born to Norwegian immigrants, Pedar from the town of Larvik and Bertha from the town of Helgaroa. Bernice graduated from high school in 1931 at age 16. She was extremely intelligent and excelled at English and math. Her ability to solve complex math problems or to copy edit in her head made her a popular tutor for her children and grandchildren. Her family suffered through the depression and lived through two world wars. Bernice herself contracted and lived through the scourge of polio, suffering the lingering effects until her death. Through all her experiences, she drew strength from her faith and her family and wrote poetry both to celebrate the happy times and to find comfort in the difficult ones. In 1936, Bernice Antoinette Warning married George Chatterson. They had four children and eventually ten grandchildren. Bernice wrote poetry her whole life. Even when she wasn't writing, she was always rhyming: words, phrases, anyone's name she knew or met. Bernice enjoyed watching sports, playing games, studying math, reading the Bible, and mentoring young people. She had a keen interest in the Olympic games, both summer and winter, and maintained a sharp and active mind until her death in 2002.