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Randy Berry

d. June 6, 2011

Randall J Berry (Randy) passed away the morning of June 6th at the age of 65 at his home in Bates near Driggs, Idaho.

Randy was born in Hawthorne, California on September 13, 1945, to Daisy Stout Berry and Earl Kenneth Berry. Randy grew up in El Segundo, California, but spent many summers in southeastern Idaho where he found the two passions that would shape the rest of his life - a love for fly fishing and the woman with whom he would build a family.

In 1963, Randy joined the U.S. Navy and served during the Vietnam War before returning to Idaho.

On September 28th, 1968, Randy married the love of his life, Sandra Kay Whitfield (Sandy). Their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on September 14, 1970.

In 1973, Randy purchased Teton Valley Lodge (formerly Alma's Lodge) with his friend and business partner John Pehrson. He continued to run the lodge until his two sons, Matt and Brian, took over for Randy and John in 2001. Randy remained as a guide at the lodge until his death.

Randy spent many days teaching people to enjoy a sport his loved so well - fly fishing. He also taught many people about his love of Jesus Christ the Savior and served the Lord through the compassionate way he lived his life. When he was not on the river, Randy could be found surrounded by his grandchildren.

Randy is survived by his five children: Matthew (Heather) Berry of Driggs, Marina (Todd) Harris of Idaho Falls, Brian (Adrienne) Berry of Driggs, Adam (Jessica) Berry of Rexburg and Liza (Buck) Leonard of Idaho Falls; his mother D.D. Berry of Fallbrook, CA and his brother, Jim Berry of Fallbrook, CA; and twelve grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Sandy, his son, Jeff, and his father.

The family will visit with friends from 6 pm to 8:30 pm for a viewing on Monday, June 13, and again from 9:30 am to 10:45 am on Tuesday, June 14th at the Driggs LDS Chapel. Funeral services will be at 11 am on Tuesday, June 14th, at the Driggs LDS Chapel with Bishop Roy Moulton officiating. Burial will be in the Cedron Cemetery following funeral services.

As a tribute to his 50 plus years of service and in lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to the scouting program of the Driggs 1st Ward, PO Box 631, Driggs, ID 83422.

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