Sunday, September 8, 2013
In Loving Memory
Beverly Jean Berggren
December 27, 1932 – September 5, 2013
College Place – Beverly Jean Berggren, 80, passed away September 5, 2013, at Regency at The Park, 420 SE Myra Road, College Place, Washington.
Beverly was born December 27, 1932, in Toledo, Ohio, to William and Kay Bahrs. In 1973, she and Nelson R. Berggren married in Whittier, California.
She worked as an office manager and bookkeeper in pathology laboratories, retiring October, 1978.
In 1992, she moved to this area from Cove, Arkansas.
In her younger years, Beverly was very strong-willed
and independent. Beverly loved life. She
believed in working hard as well as playing hard.
She was an avid gardener and enjoyed all that the
outdoors had to offer. She loved spending time
with her family through many different facets
including weekend camping trips and waterskiing.
She was also known for her fearlessness behind
the wheel of any motorized vehicle, ranging from
motorcycles to dune buggies. Even after suffering
a significant health setback in her late 40s, she
continued to have tenacity for life and fought until
the end to enjoy life to the fullest.
She is survived by her daughter, Susie (Fred)
Moore; her son, Brian (Gina) Detwiler; three
grandchildren: Jennifer (Zaal) Paymaster,
Courtney (Jill) Moore and Michael Moore; four
great-grandchildren: Alyssa and Hunter Mohl
and Payton and Paige Moore. She was preceded in
death by her parents; a brother and her first and
At her request there will be no service.
Inurnment will be private. Arrangements have
been entrusted to Mountain View-Colonial
DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla,