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 Charlie Mae <I>Patterson</I> Berkley

Charlie Mae Patterson Berkley

Birth
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Death 22 Nov 1998 (aged 78)
Anchorage, Anchorage Borough, Alaska, USA
Burial Fort Richardson, Anchorage Borough, Alaska, USA
Plot L, 0, 45
Memorial ID 360001 · View Source
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Anchorage Daily News November 27, 1998

Charlie Mae Patterson Berkley, 78, died Nov. 22, 1998, at Providence Alaska Medical Center. No funeral services were held at the time. Memorial services were announced at a later date, and Mrs. Berkley's ashes were buried at Fort Richardson National Cemetery.

Mrs. Berkley was born Nov. 19, 1920 in Savannah, Ga. She attended Catholic elementary school and public middle and high schools in Savannah. A veteran of the Women's Army Corps in the mid-1940s, Mrs. Berkley was a licensed cosmetologist and instructor in Oakland, Calif. and San Francisco in 1948. She moved to Anchorage in 1957 and was a civil service employee in food service at the Kenai Dining Hall on Elmendorf Air Force Base. She became a lead worker and union representative before her retirement in 1973. Mrs. Berkley was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Her other community involvements also reflected her special interests in education, minority issues, children and helping others. She was a founding member and officer in many Anchorage civic and social organizations, including Northern Lights Civic and Social Club, Cancer Society, Heart Fund, March of Dimes, NAACP, Alaska Black Women's Clubs' National Association, Alaska Black Leadership Conference, Municipal Grants Task Force and the Alaska Women's Commission. Her family says ''Thank you for the life, love, strength, knowledge and legacy you have given us all. We will see you soon.''

Mrs. Berkley is survived by her husband, Eddie L. Berkley; her children, Darryl, Eddie II, Doris McCoy, Ellen Johnson, Donna McCaskile, and Ervin. She also leaves grandchildren, Darrylena, Stacy, David, Brianna, Darryl II, Zane, Tiffany, Eddie III, Johnny'ee II, Vincent, Anthony, Candace, Jerome II, Kristyn, Blayke and Marcus; two great-grandchildren and another expected in a few months. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association, Alaska Affiliate, 1057 W. Fireweed Lane, Anchorage 99503; the American Cancer Society. 1057 W. Fireweed Lane, Anchorage 99503; or to the March of Dimes, 225 E. Fireweed Lane, Anchorage 99503. Arrangements by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.


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  • Maintained by: Nancy K
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 360001
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charlie Mae Patterson Berkley (19 Nov 1920–22 Nov 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 360001, citing Fort Richardson National Cemetery, Fort Richardson, Anchorage Borough, Alaska, USA ; Maintained by Nancy K (contributor 46949542) .