Berry Sr., Arthur Eugene (March 30, 1911 - January 18, 1983)

Art E. Berry, 71 laid to rest

Douglas Budget - January 27, 1983

Arthur Eugene Berry, Sr., age 71, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 1983 a the Converse County Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

Arthur, the son of Duncan and Eva May Horton Berry, was born near Elk City in Montgomery County, Kansas on March 30, 1911. He was reared and educated in Elk City and Independence, Kansas.

As a young man he moved to Colorado. He entered the United States Army in June, 1931 at Ft. Logan, Colorado and was discharged June, 1934 at Ft. Warren, Wy. He was married to Mae E. Lubin on January 3, 1933 at Douglas. They moved to Montrose, Co., to work on a ranch for a short time, and then moved to California, where he worked as a polo pony trainer and a bus driver. In California he was the Ways and Means Chairman for the PTA in the Bay area and was a cub master of Pack No. 50 in Santa Monica, Ca.

They moved back to Douglas in 1948, where he worked as a truck driver for Safeway and True Oil; he was a service appliance man for Irwin's Furniture for 13 years. His last job was working for Jim's Water Service as a truck driver and mechanic. He retired three years ago. He had a special love for neighborhood children and horses.

He is survived by his wife, Mae of Douglas, Wy.; two sons, Arthur E. Berry, Jr. of Gillette, Wy. and Wesley L. Berry of Phoenix, Az.; one daughter, Wilma Dewey of Albuquerque, N.M.; six brothers, Cecil, Claude, Joe Donald, and Bobby Lee all of Valley Center, Ca., Clarence of Phoenix, Az., and Clifford of El Monte, Ca.; 15 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson.

Funeral services were held Friday, January 21, 1983 at 2:00 P.M. at the Converse Funeral Chapel with Chaplain Gilbert Walter officiating. Interment was in the Douglas Park Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were: Richard Valdez, Cisco Valdez, Dee Harkins, Lynn Stevens, Sam Ballard, and Short Smathers.

A memorial has been established to the choice of the donor. The Converse Funeral Chapel of Douglas was in charge of the arrangements.

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