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Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2017 09:23 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 03/25/2017 09:23 AM
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Longtime Calaveras Resident Rex Alton Berry Died Thursday, March 23, 2017. He was 61.

San Andreas, CA...Rex Alton Berry was born in Palo Alto, California, on 1 November 1955, Mr. Berry lived with his family in Fremont. As a young teenager, he suffered a serious life threatening illness and miraculously recovered. Thereafter, he spent a summer in Anchorage, Alaska with his Uncle, Allen Berry, where had the adventure of a lifetime. His Boy Scout skills were put to good use. He and his family moved to Valley Springs (Paloma) in 1969. In the mid-1970s, he moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma where he spent his time with his Uncles Frank and Jim Fitzgerald. He married and his only child, Rex Jr. was born. Mr. Berry had several jobs including delivery driver for a major distributor of soft drinks, collector of bee pollen for health products, metal refinisher, metal plater, and was a truck driver for a short time.

Mr. Berry remarried and moved back to Calaveras County in 1979. He enjoyed sharing his philosophies on life with his friends. He was happy whether with friends or alone. He preferred the outdoors, lakes, and boating. He loved riding and working on motorcycles. He plated the metal components on one of his motorcycles in gold. It was featured in Easy Rider magazine. Rex proudly participated in a motorcycle club that donated toys to children every Christmas for many years.

He is survived by his Ex-Wife Elaine Beal, son Rex (Kalyn) Berry Jr, Grandson Cody Lee Beal, Great Granddaughter Zoey-Ann Nicole Beal, Ex-Wife Donita Thompson, Stepson Sean McAlister, Stepdaughter Jennifer Barberis, Brother Jason Berry of San Andreas, Sister Lorry (Lorraine) Weatherby of San Andreas, Sister Jennifer Berry of San Andreas, Sister Lynne Calvert of Yelm, Washington, Brother Carlton (Deme) Berry II of Elk Grove and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his Father, Carlton Berry; Mother, Rita Berry, and Brother George Berry.

Viewing begins at 2 pm. Sunday, March 26th, at San Andreas Memorial Chapel, 254 W. St. Charles St., San Andreas. A rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. at the memorial chapel. A memorial service will be announced soon.

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Posted on: 2017-03-25 09:57:34   By: Anonymous
May your family be comforted by those who loved you and love them.

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We'll miss you uncle Rex!
Posted on: 2017-03-25 11:58:44   By: Anonymous
See you on the other side unck, riding that big motorcycle in the sky.
Love your neice, Kathy

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Posted on: 2017-03-25 12:00:30   By: Anonymous
I'll always miss you big brother. Rest in peace now.
Love always, sister Jen

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Jen (sister)
Posted on: 2017-03-25 12:01:52   By: Anonymous
I'll always miss you big brother. Rest in peace now.
Love always, sister Jen

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Posted on: 2017-03-26 05:49:48   By: Anonymous
Certainly sounds like he has a loving family. A summer in Alaska caught my eye, I bet that was one of his favorites ever.
RIP sir

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