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Nancy Michaels Berry
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Birth: Sep. 3, 1928
Kansas City
Wyandotte County
Kansas, USA
Death: Jan. 8, 2009
Tulsa County
Oklahoma, USA

BERRY Nancy Michaels

by: Staff Reports
Wednesday, January 14, 2009

BERRY - Nancy Michaels, passed away peacefully on January 8, 2009. She was 80 years old. Nancy was born in Kansas City, KS, on September 3, 1928, to William and Allene Michaels, but grew up in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Holland Hall School with highest honors. She was the valedictorian of her class each year of her attendance, and graduated when she was 15 years old. She received a scholarship to Wellesley College. In her junior year, she met and married, Charles N. Berry Jr., a fellow Oklahoman who was a student at Harvard Law School. Nancy and Charlie moved back to Oklahoma City, and raised 4 sons. Nancy went on to obtain her Bachelor's Degree in History, and a Master's Degree in International Relations from the University of Oklahoma. Through her work with the Junior League, she became passionately involved in numerous philanthropic causes. She worked for World Neighbors before becoming the Executive Director of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. Nancy moved to New York City in 1980 where she worked for Project Orbis, which educated doctors around the world in advanced eye surgery techniques. She then went to work for the National Executive Service Corps, which provides management expertise to non-profits throughout the United States, as their only paid executive. After retiring, she traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States, making life-long friends wherever she went. Nancy always believed in living life to the fullest. She lived by the maxim, "Carpe Diem". Nancy is survived by countless friends, and her 2 sons, Charles Nelson Berry III of Seattle, WA and Michaels Crittenden Berry, of Bainbridge Island, WA. Her youngest 2 sons, David Shelby Berry and Christopher Norris Berry, predeceased her. She is also survived by her daughter- in-law, Paula Grant Berry, of Brooklyn, NY. She is also survived by her brother, Bill Michaels, a Tulsa native and stockbroker in Tulsa for 37 years and his wife, Kim, of Basking Ridge, NJ. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren. There will be a Memorial Service on Wednesday, January 14, 2009, at the Church of the Heavenly Rest, located at Fifth Avenue and E. 90th in New York City. A Memorial Service will also be held Saturday, January 17, 2009, at the St. Edwards Chapel at Casady School in Oklahoma City at 11 a.m.. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer a donation be made in her name to the Oklahoma `City Community Foundation, located at 1000 N. Broadway, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102. Nancy Michaels Berry 
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Created by: LaDeana
Record added: Jan 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32915134


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