Walter E. "Bud" Berry

Commercial fisherman, 86Walter E. "Bud" Berry, 86, of Kelso, Wash., died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003 in Longview, Wash.

Mr. Berry was born Aug. 16, 1917 in Woodland, Wash., to Mabel and Bert Berry. He attended grade school on Puget Island and graduated from Cathlamet High School.

Mr. Berry was a third generation commercial fisherman and one of the last horse seiners. He fished in the Astoria area for many years.

On Nov. 28, 1963 he married Marie Milam in North Hollywood, Calif. She survives, living in Kelso.

Family members said he enjoyed his work, playing cards and travel.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Vicki Cramer of Morton, Wash., Pamellia Johnson of Ava, Mo., Carol Beaver of Anaheim, Calif., and Shary Downs of Cornelius; four sons, Thomas Berry of Metlakatla, Alaska, Thomas Weare of Hillsboro, Mike Weare of Clackamas and Warren Plebuch of Portland; a brother, Albert Berry of Longview; 30 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Savior Lutheran Church on Puget Island, 5495 Washington Highway 409.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Home Health & Hospice, in care of Davies Cremation & Burial Service.

Davies Cremation & Burial Service in Vancouver is in charge of arrangements.

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