Obituary of Velma May Berg |

Obituary of Velma May Berg

Our beloved mother, Velma May Berg, passed away in Carmichael on Aug. 24, 2016 from complications of severe dementia. She was 82.

Her kind, gentle and giving spirit will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her children, Constance (Orbin), Elizabeth (Chris) and John (Pam); four grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Paul Schmoyer and Dr. Hjalmer Berg; her parents Edwin and Minnie Currey of Modesto; and her brother Elmo Roe; as well as her sister Betty Rose Fuller.

Velma was born in Borger, Texas in 1934. Her family moved to Modesto, California in the 1940’s where her father found work as a union carpenter. Velma graduated from Hughson High School in 1952 and married a career military serviceman Paul Schmoyer and traveled the world with their three children for many years. When her husband retired from the Air Force the family settled down in Grass Valley. In the 1980’s, Velma owned and operated the Three R’s Bookstore with Dr. Hjalmer Berg on Main St in Grass Valley. She enjoyed books, looking for interesting rocks, bird watching, charcoal drawing and oil painting, and family get-togethers.

There will be a short service at the interment at 1 p.m., on Oct. 1, 2016 at the St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Foresthill, CA.

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