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Richard Allen Berry

October 15, 1936 July 17, 2019
Richard Allen Berry
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Richard Allen Berry was born October 15, 1936, in Tacoma, Washington, to John Harper and May Olive (Coffin) Berry. He would go on to graduate from Puyallup High School, with the class of 1954.   Soon after high school Richard would meet J. Joyce Reins the love of his life at church.  The two would start dating and on May 31, 1957 in Puyallup, Washington, J. Joyce Reins became his wife.

Richard worked for Boeing from 1958 to 1970 before moving his family to Albany, Oregon. He then worked for Cooleys’ & Curly’s Dairy and Nissan before moving on to operate Shell and Arco gas stations. Richard retired in 1999 from his Dick’s Automotive business so he could travel with his wife, spending time in Arizona and California. 

Faith in God was always a big part of Richard’s life and his love for the Lord contributed to his positive outlook and spirit throughout his life. He was involved with Eastside Christian Church for 40 years before attending Crabtree Christian Church for the last 9 years. 

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, John and May. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joyce; daughters Debra (Neal) Rider, Kristina Wolfe, and Cindy (Marty) Mills; 6 grandchildren Courtney (Rob) Griesel, Stephanie (Jeremy) Rhoades, Aaron (Brooke) Mills, Jeff (Brittney) Rider, Whitney (Chris) Lanham , Kelli Rider; 5 great-grandchildren and one on the way; and brother Robert (Judy) Berry and family. 

A Celebration of Life service will be held on August 10 at 2 p.m. at Eastside Christian Church, 1910 Grand Prairie Rd SE, Albany, OR 97322.

For those unable to attend the service, please leave a memory for family, but if attending his celebration of life service we would like a card filled out at service with their special memory for family?

In lieu of flowers, please send donations made payable to OHSU Foundation, Attn: Joseph Quinn-Aging 1121 SW Salmon Street Suite 100, Portland, Oregon, 97205-2021.

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Celebration of Life




2:00 PM 8/10/2019 2:00:00 PM
Eastside Christian Church

1910 Grand Prairie Rd SE
Albany, Oregon 97322

Eastside Christian Church
1910 Grand Prairie Rd SE Albany 97322 Oregon
United States

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