Donna M. Berry
January 4, 1931 - February 14, 2017
Donna Berry, 86, made her transition on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2017 while living in Medford, Oregon. She was born January 4, 1931 in Yreka, California to Flossie and Robert Evans.
Donna spent much of her youth living throughout California until moving to Medford from Woodland, Calif. in 1946. Before graduating from Medford High School in 1949, Donna would meet her future husband W.A. "Bill" Berry. They were married March 10, 1949 in Medford, where they would live and celebrate 51 years together including two children, Richard "Dick" of Medford and Carolyn of Grants Pass, Ore. before Bill's passing in 2000.
Donna's career history includes the Holly Theatre where she worked as an usher while still in high school. Soon after her marriage to Bill, Donna worked as an operator for Bell Telephone until she began her family. Donna returned to work in 1959 for the Medford School District as secretary at Lincoln Elementary until its closure, and moved to Washington Elementary where she finished in 1983 after 23 years. Bill and Donna purchased and operated a 7-11 franchise until they both retired in 1992.
Donna's hobbies included traveling, oil painting, sewing, dancing, gardening, and watching her L.A. Dodgers play ball. She was also a longtime member of Christ Unity Church in Medford.
Donna is survived by her children, Dick Berry and Carolyn Brown; grandson, Levi Brown of Grants Pass; brother, Jim Evans of Clear Lake, Calif.; and sister, Janis Sterton of Medford. Preceding her in passing was her husband, Bill Berry; parents, Robert Evans and Flossie Pellett Spence; stepfathers, Kenneth Pellett and Russell Spence; brother, Robert Pellett; and sisters, Nira Maddon and Joann Beck.
A celebration of life will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sa-turday, June 17, 2017 in the recreation facility of "Aspen by the Creek" Mobile Home Park, 2252 Table Rock Road, Medford. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to S.O. Humane Society, 2910 Table Rock Road, Medford, OR. 97501.
Arrangements are by Abbey Funeral. abbeyfuneralhome.com