Mamie Lucile Berry was born November 4, 1924 at Olivia, MN to Elsworth and Mabel (Welch) Bunker. She grew up in Olivia and graduated from Olivia High School in 1943. She attended North Hollywood School of Nursing in Santa Ana, CA. On July 6, 1945 she married Douglas Berry. She was employed in a law firm as a legal secretary for two years, worked at G.F. Buche Company in Mitchell and was the owner of the Bridal Boutique and Helping Hands Corporation. She was involved in mission work in Haiti, Jamaica and on the Indian Reservations. For many years she organized the pie sales for the Methodist Church In-Gathering. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, served on the United Way Board for eight years, and was a Girl Scout Leader for many years.
She is survived by two sons: Timothy Berry of St. Paul, MN and Charles (Carol) Berry of Sioux Falls, SD, one daughter, Karen (Sam) Hohn of Mitchell, SD, two brothers: Roger (Kay) Bunker of Minneapolis, MN and Robert (Edna) Bunker of Bird Island, MN, one sister, Virginia Brandt of Olivia, MN, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Douglas, an infant son, Thomas Berry and one brother, Wilber Bunker.