Thursday, March 6, 2014
CTICM(NAC) Beverly Berryman - Sailor Rest Your Oar
CTICM (Cryptologic Technician Interpretive Master Chief) Beverly C. Berryman, United States Navy, Retired, 68, of San Antonio, TX, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital Westover Hills in San Antonio, TX, after an unsuccessful fight against bone cancer. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 12th, at 1:00 PM at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, IA, with Mike Ward officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon, where he will be interred with our dog Coco (whose ashes he has kept for 15 years so she could be buried with him). Friends may call from 11:00 AM until the time of service Wednesday at the funeral home. Lunch will follow at Farmers and Merchants Savings Bank in Waukon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org or the Gary Sinise Foundation at www.garysinisefoundation.org
Beverly Cooke Berryman was born February 4, 1946, in Front Royal, VA, the son of Lyle Cooke and Helen (Ramey) Berryman. He joined the United States Navy in 1966, and served with distinction for the next 28 years. Upon his retirement from the Navy, he attended Angelo State University in San Angelo, TX, and received a bachelor's degree in both history and Spanish. He married the love of his life Maureen Elizabeth Goltz, of Waukon IA, on June 29, 1968. They spent their marriage traveling the world as Bev was transferred from one duty station to another until they finally settled in San Antonio.
He enjoyed watching cowboy movies, reading, Wednesday lunches with his son John, and taking Mom shopping. He loved his country, he loved his wife, he loved his family, and he loved his Navy friends. Dad loved to laugh, and anyone who knew him knows that he took that to an all-time extreme when he almost choked to death laughing while watching the "Full Moon" episode of Designing Women.
He is survived by his loving wife Maureen Elizabeth Berryman; sons: Colin Thomas (Lara Nicole) Berryman and John Devon (Stephanie Nino) Berryman; grandchildren: Connor Michael and Samantha May Berryman; his sister Shirley Ann (Bill) Harper; his wonderful mother-in-law Sis Goltz; and brothers and sisters-in-law: Mike Goltz, Toni (Gary) Kolsrud, Tom Goltz, Frank (Patti) Goltz, Clark (Shelly) Goltz, Laurie Goltz; and many nieces and nephews.
Casketbearers will be his sons: Colin and John Berryman, brothers-in-law: Michael, Frank, Clark, and Tom Goltz, Gary Kolsrud, and Bill Harper, and his shipmate Rick Coffin. Honorary casketbearers will be Tom Botulinski, Don Alvord, and Brent Webb.