Kelly Eugene Berry
October 29, 1962 – July 15, 2021

Dad was born in Glendale on Monday, October 29, 1962, to Shirley Ann and Robert Earl Berry (Bob). Dad grew up in La Crescenta until the age of 11. In 1973, Dad, his older sister Shelley, his mom Shirley and his dad Bob moved to Chico, where dad attended Serria View Elementary, Bidwell Junior High School and Pleasant Valley High School.

At the age of 18, in 1981, dad worked at Paramount Studios with his dad for a short time. Dad moved back to Chico six months later, when he decided studio work was not for him. Dad then worked for Chico Car Wash, where he washed and detailed cars as well as working for our mom’s dad as a ranch hand in late 1981 and 1982.

Dad met our mom in late 1981 and they married on February 26, 1983, in Corning, Calif. at Four Square Church. In May 1983, mom and dad were blessed with identical twin girls – Michelle De Ann and Kelly Marie. During this time dad worked at Sun Sweet Dryers as a forklift operator during harvest season. In the off-season dad worked for Turf King in Chico.

In March 1989, dad and mom were again blessed with their first and only son, Robert Earl Berry the second. Dad worked at Chico Heating and Air and Corning Molding Mill.

In July 1995 our family moved to Eureka, where our youngest blessing of a sister Tiffany was born. Between 1995 and 2006, dad worked for Culver Roofing, Boyd’s Automotive Repair and New Horizons Dry Wall.

In 2006 dad retired due to ongoing health reasons.

In dad’s younger years he loved going camping with his family and riding his 75cc dirt bike with his older sister Shelley and his cousin Dale Jr. in Anza, Calif. Dad also loved fishing, gardening and working on older cars in his retirement years.

He is survived by, Jerri Berry (wife), twin daughters Michelle (Greg) Callender, grandsons Knolin and Korbyn Callender. Kelly Marie (Casey) Stephens, granddaughter Courteney Goodman and grandson Henry Stephens. Son, Robert Earl Berry II, granddaughter Amelia Ann and Nason Robert Berry, youngest daughter, Tiffany Berry (Nick Pezzoli) and granddaughter Anna Pezzoli. Sister Shelley Brownell and many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

He is preceded in death by grandparents, Charles and Olga Berry and Eugene and Dorthey Lonis. Parents, Robert Earl and Shirley Berry. In-laws, Vernon and Wanda Frizzell. Uncle, Roger Conkright, Nephew Andrew Towne, niece Leslie Towne, brother in-law and sister in-law, Mary and Daniel Perry, brother in-law, Donald Lee Kimbell and brother in-law Mann C. Hunt Sr.

Dad, you will be greatly missed and are loved beyond words.

Memorial service to be announced at a later date.


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