photoBerryhillDon.JPG" DON HOLLIS BERRYHILL
June 29, 1925 ~ September 15, 2016
"Don was a kind and knowledgeable man who lived his life with intention and purpose."
Don Berryhill, 91, of Vancouver, WA, passed away Sept. 15, 2016. He was born June 29, 1925 in Gresham, NE.
Don joined the U.S. Navy at 17 and honorably served with the Armed Guard as a radioman in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II. He survived Kamikaze attacks at Leyte (Philippines) and received a Letter of Commendation from the Chief of Naval Personnel.
Don married the love of his life, Evelyn, in 1950 and went on to graduate from Oregon State University in 1951.
After retiring as Area Superintendent for Del Monte in 1983, he volunteered for a variety of organizations including the Salvation Army and Meals on Wheels, and also tutored children and adults to improve literacy skills. He was an avid history buff, woodworker, gardener, and nature lover. He enjoyed hiking with his wife and also worked to restore and maintain hiking trails.
Don is survived by his loving wife, Evelyn; four children, Kris Zorko (Bob), Dave Berryhill (Sue), Jim Berryhill, and Carol Berryhill; as well as four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He will be missed deeply by all who knew and loved him.
Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits