Obituary - Eunice Jeanette
Last updated 5/19/2021 at 11:31am
Eunice Jeanette Berry, 98, passed away May 17, 2021, at the Northern Montana Care Center of natural causes.
Visitation will be held today, May 19, 2021, from 5 till 7:00 p.m. Her funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at the Holland & Bonine Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery next to her husband, Eugene.
Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with services and arrangements.
Please visit Eunice's online memorial page and leave a message of condolence for her family at http://www.hollandbonine.com .
On April 26, 1923, a baby girl arrived at the farm home of J. Dort and Clara Myers west of Raub, North Dakota, the youngest of four children, until her baby brother arrived in 1929. She grew up on the family farm, learning how to help garden, herd cattle, etc. and many other chores. The children attended all eight grades at the Loquemont country school, a mile from home. Then came high school at Parshall, 16 miles away. The family got a residence in Parshall, and they had an extra room to rent. The weekends were spent baking, food prep, and washing clothes for the next week.
She graduated from high school in the spring of 1940, and that fall she moved to Havre, Montana, joining her older siblings. There, Eunice got an office job making $15 a week. Then came World War II, and her brother Bud was one of the first bunch of guys to leave Havre, ending up in California. His wife and sisters moved there once housing became available. After World War II was over, the family returned to Havre and found jobs.
In 1948, Eunice was offered a bookkeeping job with Vita Rich Dairy and was one of their first employees. She worked there until her retirement in 1987. Over the years, Eunice had met and gotten to know Eugene Berry and on July 12, 1952, they were married in Chinook, Montana. They purchased their home in Havre, and the two of them worked to remodel the home and create a beautiful garden and yard. They would vacation to his sister's home in Fortine, Montana, where Eugene would fish, and hunt, and the couple would travel to Canada. They also traveled to Los Angeles to visit Eugene's sister and entertained many family members who came to Havre to visit.
Eunice's husband died unexpectedly in August of 1995. This was a very difficult time for her. She had many visits from family, but always felt the void. She spent a great deal of time in her yard, working on the yard and flowers. In 2002, Eunice was diagnosed with macular degeneration, so she was unable to continue driving. But that didn't stop Eunice from walking everywhere, and was still able to work in her yard and pull weeds. Eunice had to give up many things that she enjoyed like sewing, quilting, working crosswords and reading. When she received a Video Eye Machine, she was finally able to read and do her own book work.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dort and Clara Myers; husband, Eugene Berry; three sisters, Irene (George) Gilbertson, Dorothy (Gordon) Lyon, and Lois Myers; two brothers, Lawrence "Bud" (Adell) Myers and James Myers; niece Carolyn Myers Martin; nephews Arvy Gilbertson, John Lyon and Arlen Gilbertson.
Eunice is survived by her sister-in-law, Peggy Myers; nephews Rodney Myers, Randy (Barb) Myers, Robert Myers, Garrett (Vicki) Gilbertson, Jerry (Donna) Lyon, and Larry (Marlys) Myers; nieces Ronna Gilbertson, Janelle (B.J.) Jones, Barb (Chris) Becker, Linda Lyon, and Sharon (Richard) Tomlinson; and all of the nieces and nephews of the Flesch family of Shelby; great-nieces and great-nephews; and many wonderful friends in Havre.