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Max A Berry

February 3, 1927 — June 6, 2024

Max A Berry

Max Armond Berry was born on February 3, 1927 to Virgil Armond Berry and Della Maud Argyle. He married the love of his life, Afton Provstgaard, on 22 September 1948 in Payson, Utah. They celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary last September. They solemnized their marriage in the Manti Temple on 21 December 1963.

Max was a devoted member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He served the church in numerous positions including Sunday School President, Elders Quorum Presidency, Counselor in three different bishoprics, Young Men’s Advisor, and many other positions as well as being a devoted Home Teacher.

Max served his country in the US Navy during WWll from Dec 1945-1947. He was honorably discharged on 3 December 1947. Max worked in the mines in and around the Tintic Mining District for 14 years. He then worked for the US Government at Dugway Proving Grounds as an electrician for 30 years. He loved his job and always said he would love to continue to work.

Max left his mark on his beloved hometown of “UR-IKA” (Eureka). He was a skilled carpenter; he repaired and remodeled many homes and businesses in and around Eureka. Because most of the homes were older and anything but plumb, level, and square it took a special skillset to make them habitable and appealing. 
 
Max gave freely of his time and skills serving others asking nothing in return accepting friendship as his reward. Max was the oldest living citizen of Eureka. He was a hard-working, tireless, honest man of his word. He loved his children, but the true love of his life was his devoted loving wife Afton, whom he celebrated more than 75 years of love and companionship with. He never missed a day to tell her he loved her and sealed it with a kiss each night. The other love of his life was his mother; he spent many afternoons before he left for his afternoon work shift visiting and playing cards with her. He had many pets during his lifetime; they too were the recipients of his craftsmanship. He built doghouses that were equipped with heaters to keep them stay warm during the winter. Max was an avid outdoorsman; he was especially passionate about hunting and fishing – passing his love of the great outdoors to his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Afton Provstgaard Berry, Eureka; his children, Max Wayne Berry (Marcella) Las Vegas, Nevada, Kathleen Susan Guest (David) Payson, Utah, Scott Armond Berry (Kathryn) Bancroft, Idaho; 15 Grandchildren: Albert Max Berry, Tracy Berry, Tammie Raso, Greg Raso, Christina Berry, Wayne Guest, Matthew Guest, Jonathon Guest, Nathan Guest, Tyler Max Guest, Mandi Berry, Lana Berry, and Kaela Uhrig; 29 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren; his sister Olive Valene Woolridge, Prescott Valley, Arizona. Max was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Shirley June Smith, his daughter Stacy Ann Berry, his grandchildren Joe Raso and Brooke Berry, and his great-granddaughter Adriana Sells.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 11:00 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Eureka Ward building. A viewing prior to the services will be held from 9:30 -10:45 am at the same location. There will also be a viewing Wednesday evening, June 12, 2024 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the church. Interment with military honors will be in the Payson City Cemetery.

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