Glenn E. Berry of Dinsmore was born March 7, 1937. He passed away peacefully in his home in Fortuna on May 20, 2018 at the age of 81. Glenn’s four children and wife Shirley Tommila were at his bedside when he made his journey.

Glenn was the son of Ray and Irene Berry, brother to Ray Berry Jr. and sister June Callan, who are all now deceased. Glenn, always a country boy at heart, made his living as a cowboy, rancher, logger, fisherman and working for the US Forest Service in the Mad River District. Glenn worked as an engineer in the road department. He also worked in the timber department. While working for the Forest Service Glenn went back to college to study archeology to learn more about his Native American Heritage. Glenn enjoyed doing art work, wood carving, blowing glass, hunting, fishing, and a good conversation.

Glenn is survived by his second wife of heart, Shirley Tommila, four children and their spouses: Rebecca Lewis and husband Billy Lewis of Fortuna, Glennda Berry-Lopez and husband Gary Lopez of Round Rock, Texas, Steven Lance Berry and wife Miranda Berry of Dinsmore, and Kevin Berry of West Plains. Glenn is also survived by grandchildren Patricia Hodgin, Daniel Sanders, Jessica Dugger, Brandy Berry, Chaparral Berry, James Berry, A’Laura Berry, Samantha Berry, Maya Damion, Shiloh Berry, Danielle Smith and Melissa Dykes. Glenn is also survived by sixteen great-grandchildren, a great-great grandchild and another on the way. Glenn is also survived by his nephew Bruce Berry of Wendell, Idaho, niece Jackie Mobley of Ukiah, niece Kathy Mills of Little Golden Gate, and Coleen Callan of San Ramon.

The family thanks everyone for their love and support. A celebration of life will be planned for a later date.


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