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Weed Corley Fish Funeral Homes and Cremation Services

3125 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX

OBITUARY

Sallie Wyman Berry

August 29, 1930December 31, 2019

Sallie Wyman Berry lived a charmed and very lucky life.

The daughter of a former Miss Green Cove Springs, Fla., Selma Swain, and an engineer, Frank James Wyman working for the WPA, Mama was born in Denmark, South Carolina on August 29th 1930. As a child she loved riding horses, her friends and the many social happenings common only in the south. She attended Brenau College until she met and fell in forever love with our father, Sonny Berry (Lt. Harry McKay Berry). They were married in Columbia, SC on January 29th, 1949, devoted to each other for 48 years on this earth. They had 4 ‘house apes’ (as Daddy named their brood of children), in order of appearance: Denny (1951), Selma (1953), Sonny (1956) and Carrie (1957) and saw the world on the wings of the US Air Force. Mom and Dad owned Berry Books in Alexandria, Virginia before opting for an early retirement bid with a tour in Vietnam and moving us to Austin. Retirement from the Air Force turned out to be the beginning of another extraordinary chapter in their lives with the Hoefgen Company, Schlitz Beer Distributorship in Austin. As their children flew the nest, mom and dad followed…Dallas, and Berlin adventures come immediately to mind. They found a special summer home on the Blanco river in Wimberley, Tx named the ‘Berry Patch’ which provided their grandchildren with years of summer adventure.

Our Mama was a shining inspiration of generosity, grace, and love. Her net of loving support constantly embraced each of us no matter the pitfalls into which we fell or mountains we encountered. She was always there convinced we would conquer that difficult peak and delighting when we did. Her life continues to be the example to which we all aspire, our North Star. We are grateful to the mystery of life for the gift of her 89 years. We promise to be the conduit of her love, and inspiration to our children.

Surrounded by her children loving her out of this world to join Daddy in the next, Mama left our earthly delight on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31st, 2019. Her love will forever brighten the lives of her children (4), grandchildren (7), great-grandchildren (5) and daughter and son-in-law.

Memorial Visitation will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N Lamar Blvd.

In lieu of other forms of remembrance, donations in her name to The Settlement Home for Children or the animal rescue organization: Wingsofrescue.org, would touch her heart and make her smile with gratitude.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, January 4, 2020
  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, January 4, 2020

Memories

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Synthia Wattinger Hutchens

January 5, 2020

Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. I so hope you smile as you share stories together. I know there were a few we can all relate. Thoughts are with you, Synthia

Briget Morrison

January 4, 2020

Sallie was a wonderful woman.
She was wonderful to me and my children for the past 14 years. She was a true treasure and a class act. I am very privileged to have know her and her wonderful spirit..
God Bless you Sallie Rest in Peace!
With loving thanks.
Briget Morrison

James Hobizal

January 3, 2020

Eileen and Sonny,
Been thinking and praying for all in Sallie's family.
Sallie and I met a few times, but 2003 comes to mind when Sallie invited me to Christmas dinner was so memorable, Sallie made me feel so comfortable and welcome, like I was a member of her family. I treasure that memory.
Then, it was so great to see Sallie smile at Sonny's retirement celebration, so I have attached a photo of Sallie. Perhaps this photo will brighten your day.
What a wonderful, gracious, blessed lady.
This quote comes to mind; "Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk to me as if I were beside you. I love you--twas heaven here with you." Isla Paschal Richardson

Sallie will always be with us.
James Hobizal

John Bernardoni

January 3, 2020

Dear Denny, Selma, Sonny and Carrie: I was truly saddened to hear of the passing of your mother, Sally Berry. I was privileged to know her and your father, Harry, at an important time in my life. Sally was that fascinating mix of a Southern belle exhibiting charm, an intoxicating accent and an inner strength which was revealed in her gaze. I loved your parents. Harry was my kind of hero in that he was an important member of the Air Force like my dad and due to his love of the Mills Brothers. Is there something more than the visitation, upcoming? Please extend my wishes to all your families during this time of loss. Sally surely lived a rich and full life as wife, mother, grand mother and great grandmother. My love to you all. John Bernardoni

Warren Orr

January 3, 2020

Sonny, Eileen and Family... our heart and prayers are with you at this time in your life and always.

I am so glad I got to meet Mrs. Berry at Sonny's retirement event. Her legacy of love and smiles will continue through you and the rest of your family and friends.

Your Friends, The Orr's
Roll Tide! :-)

Molly Nedley

January 2, 2020

When I met and fell in love with Sallie’s grandson, (now husband) Frank Wyman in 2005, I soon found out that the grandmother he simply adored was named Sallie. Although it may seem silly...I was over the moon excited and felt it was a sign! As a young girl, I used to name all of my baby dolls “Sallie”. My mom even once considered naming me this as well. I remember promising my mom that one day, I would name my daughter this beautiful name. When I met Sallie Wyman Berry in person, it was confirmed that yes, she was a loving and tender grandmother and I could see clearly why Frank cared deeply for her. Like others, I was so drawn to her kindness.

All of my favorite memories of Sallie revolve around bringing our two young children over to her house to play with their sweet great grandma Sallie. She would rock them and say sweet things like “goodness me” in her tender voice, or “oh my, what a precious, sweet baby you are”. I always looked forward to our big family meals at her house, where she would cook delicious meals on the fine China and refused to let anyone lift a finger!

I’m forever thankful to have known and loved her for 14 years. I’m grateful for her impact on Frank’s life and all those around her, for the precious time spent with our three year old son Rowan James, and so very blessed we now have a precious 9 month baby girl to always remember her by, our very own Layna Sallie.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY