Bernadette Oliveira Machado died peacefully at home in Buhl, Idaho on January 13, 2024, surrounded by her family after a long battle with cancer.
Bernadette was born on February 16, 1945, in Biscoitos da Calheta, Sao Jorge, Azores to Joaquim Oliveira and Maria Guilhermina Dutra. She married Maximino das Dores Machado, the love of her life, on December 26, 1960. While Maximino was away serving the country of Portugal in the military, they welcomed their first child ,Herman Machado.
They immigrated to the United States (California) in December of 1968. They settled in the Sonoma area where they raised their son until they moved to the San Joaquin Valley and purchased their first home in the town of Hilmar. They then welcomed their second son, Mike Machado, in 1976. Bernadette lived in Hilmar until 2017, and they then moved to Buhl.
Bernadette enjoyed camping and spending time with her family and friends. She especially enjoyed camping at Pismo Beach. She loved all animals and will be deeply missed by her cat Fluffy. She was a loving Mother and Grandmother who loved her kids and grandkids.
Bernadette was an active and devout member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church until she moved to Buhl. She then attended Immaculate Conception Church until she became sick.
Bernadette was preceded in death by her father, Joaquim Oliveira; and her mother, Maria Guilhermina Dutra.
She is survived by her Husband of 63 years, Maximino Machado; sons, Herman (Veronica) Machado, and Mike (Cristina) Machado; and her grandchildren, Kyle Machado, Kira Machado, Alexia (Braxton) Doman, Anthony Machado, Emma Machado, Bobbie-Lee Torbert, Jessilyn (Marcus) Gonzalez Titjen, and Valentin X. Gonzalez
Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am, with a viewing beginning at 10:00 am, and a Rosary beginning at 10:30 am, Friday, January 19, 2024, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1701 Poplar Street, Buhl. Burial will conclude at the West End Cemetery. Father Everest Shiyo will officiate the Rosary and Funeral Mass. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Bernadette’s life.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Buhl IDES, Our Lady of Fatima Celebration, PO Box 131 Buhl ID, 83316 or The American Cancer Society.
The family would like to especially thank her many care providers at St. Luke's, Mountain State Tumor Institute and Hospice Visions nurses, Connie and Destiny, amongst many others for the care and support they provided. We would also like to thank Elvira Bettencourt for all the help and support.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Bernadette’s memorial webpage at www.farmerfuneralchapel.com.