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Evelyn Viola Coffee Berry
Birth: Dec. 22, 1915
Clovis
Curry County
New Mexico, USA
Death: Sep. 7, 1976
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA

Evelyn Viola Berry was born in Clovis, New Mexico on December 22, 1915 to Josephine Beatrice Merrell and Ruben Francis Coffee(y). Evelyn had three younger siblings all were sisters. Their names in order of their birth was Helen Coffee(y) Wall, Gladys Coffee(y) Henderson (interred as Hennings), and baby sister Maudie Coffee(y) Gillespie (interred as Armstrong). Evelyn and Maudie were both small like their Mother Josephine and Grandfather William "Billy" Merrell. Evelyn married twice once to Philip Alvin Almquist in the thirties and had one child Philip Alvin Almquist Jr. on February 26, 1934 in Amarillo, Texas. She had a difficult birth and tragedy struck when Philip Alvin Jr died at about 1 year old. The cause of his death remains a mystery to this day. He is believed to have died and is buried in NM (research pending). Evelyn never quite recovered emotionally from her loss of the child for the rest of her life.

Evelyn married Joseph Berry in San Diego, CA in 1944 and gave birth to Joseph Ruben Berry (affectionately called little Joey by the family) on April 11, 1945. Evelyn came to the Bay Area in California about 1960 until her death in San Francisco, CA in 1976. She was buried at Cypress Lawn Cemetery in Colma, California without a marker.

Evelyn was a good woman who had a hard life after the loss of her first child. She was loved by her Mother, Father, sisters and son Joey. Evelyn you may rest in peace now that you are reunited with your three sisters, Mother, Father, and sons Joey and Phillip Alvin. You were loved and are remembered. İbiography by Sherri G.

CAVEAT: İEvelyn Berry photo, child's birth announcement, and biography is property of Sherri Gillespie not for duplication, replication, or publication without the express written authorization of the owner. 
 
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 Parents:
  Rueben Francis Coffey (1896 - 1936)
  Josephine Beatrice Merrell Thorn (1896 - 1972)
 
 Children:
  Philip Alvin Almquist (1934 - 1936)*
  Joseph Ruben Berry (1945 - 2004)*
 
 Siblings:
  Evelyn Viola Coffee Berry (1915 - 1976)
  Helen Ruby Coffee Wall (1920 - 2005)*
  Gladys Alice Coffee(y) Hennings (1923 - 1983)*
  Maudie Angeline Armstrong (1925 - 2004)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cypress Lawn Memorial Park
Colma
San Mateo County
California, USA
 
Created by: Sherri G.
Record added: Jun 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91643474
Evelyn Viola <i>Coffee</i> Berry
Added by: Sherri G.
 
Evelyn Viola <i>Coffee</i> Berry
Added by: Sherri G.
 
Evelyn Viola <i>Coffee</i> Berry
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Added by: James Seidelman
 
 
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Dearest Aunt Evelyn, You are loved and remembered no matter the trials and tribulations you endured during your brief stay here. You are again with all of your sisters, sons, Mom and Dad, and Grandparents in a better place free of the burdens of this life...(Read more)
- Sherri Gillespie
 Added: Jul. 4, 2012
 
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