Patricia “Pat” Lee Berry

Nov. 25, 1941-May 3, 2001

WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Patricia “Pat” Lee Berry died Thursday, May 3, at Evergreen Walla Walla Health Care Center in Walla Walla, Wash., at the age of 59.

Pat was born Nov. 25, 1941, at St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton to Delmer Elmer and Thelma Grace (Keil) Corey. She was christened at the First Lutheran Church in Williston, N.D., on July 5, 1942. She graduated from Stanfield High School in 1959.

Following high school, she mentored as an optician with Dr. Crowell of Pendleton and worked for opthalmologists Dr. Till, Dr. Simons and Dr. Adams of Pendleton. In later years, she worked as a bookkeeper for the Oregon Potato Company in Boardman and the Eye Wear Boutique in Hermiston.

Pat married Elmer Berry on Aug. 8, 1966, in Carson City, Nev., and they resided in Echo. Pat liked ceramics, cross stitching and reading.

She is survived by daughters and their husbands, Lisa and Scott Wahl of Pendleton, and Theresa and Jake Greer of Echo; granddaughter, Delaney Brown of Pendleton; mother, Thelma Corey of Hermiston; brothers, Butch Corey of The Dalles and Jim Corey of Hermiston; sisters, Sherry McDaniel of Kennewick, Wash., Nancy Bedard of Pilot Rock and Judy Corey-Hiatt of Hermiston.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Elmer, in 1998; and her father, Delmer Corey.

At her request, there will be no formal services held. A private family service will be held at the Echo Cemetery. Disposition was by cremation.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Echo High School Quarterback Club or the Echo V.F.W. Scholarship Fund.

Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in charge of the arrangements.

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