June Cooke Berry
June 26, 1928 – October 13, 2021
June Cooke Berry cast off the chains of Alzheimer’s disease and entered into her heavenly reward on October 13, 2021. There to meet her at the Pearly Gates was her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, her husband of 68 years, UG Berry. Her parents, Jack and Ruby Cooke and her sisters Gwendolyn Clason and Peggy Knudtson. Those left to honor her memory are her sister, Martha Drake of Idaho Falls, Idaho and a host of nieces and nephews including one very special nephew Dale Rollins and his wife Carolyn. An extraordinary friend and neighbor, Mary Troxell. A special brother- in –law, Lindy Rollins and friend of the family Margie Flemming.
June was born June 26, 1928 in McLean, Texas to Jack and Ruby Cooke. Her father was a building contractor and eventually the family made their way to Amarillo where June graduated from Amarillo High School. Once a Sandie, always a Sandie! June enjoyed attending Sandie football games as long as her health permitted. After graduation, June went to work at Clowe & Cowen wholesale plumbing supply. She worked for that same company as an Administrative Assistant for 40 years. She met the love of her life, UG Berry, and they were married at Polk Street Methodist Church on October 14, 1948. They had been married for 68 years at the time of his passing in 2017. After marriage, they were faithful attendees of First Baptist Church for many year. UG went on to found West America Securities Investment Company in Amarillo and June helped with that business in addition to her job at Clowe & Cowan. June was an accomplished seamstress and made many of her own clothes back in the day when a woman’s business attire was a nice dress and high heels.
June and UG enjoyed travel. They travelled to Europe, Bermuda, Hawaii, the Canary Islands, the Caribbean Islands, Panama, etc., UG served on the board of directors of Hawaii Baptist Academy. They also loved to go on cruises. June loved to tell that they were frequently invited to dine at the Captain’s table.
June was a hardworking, extremely organized, no nonsense lady who gave her best and expected the best in return from those around her. She was a dedicated wife, sister, Aunt and friend to those who knew her. The family would like to thank the management and the staff at the Reserve- formerly Autumn Leaves, memory loss care facility for the extreme care they provided to June as she struggles with Alzheimer’s disease for the last few years. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest a donation to Alzheimer’s Research Foundation.
Burial will take place Friday, October 15, 2021 at 9:00 AM at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 AM Friday, October 15, 2021 at Griggs Schooler Gordon Funeral Directors Pioneer Chape 5400 Bell St.
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Friday, October 15, 2021
Celebration of Life
Friday, October 15, 2021