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civic worker

Roberta Mildred Berry, civic worker. Recipient Valiant Woman award, 1998.

Background

Berry, Roberta Mildred was born on February 27, 1926. Daughter of Judson Stewart and Anna Doretha (Neddermyer) Lawrence.

Education

Bachelor of Music, Cornell College, 1948.

Career

Choir director Presbyterian, Methodist churches, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1949-1971. Teacher associate Cedar Rapids Comty. Schools, 1963-1973; director Pioneer Village, Cedar Rapids, 1982-1983, Linn Comty.

Food Bank, Cedar Rapids, from 1983. President Churches United, Cedar Rapids, 1984-1985, vice president Iowa state board, 1994-1997, since 2000. Orginator Grade School Picture Lady Program, Cedar Rapids, 1968-1969.

President Seminole Valley Farm, Cedar Rapids, 1980-1981. President Church Women United, Cedar Rapids, 1985-1986, also board directors, editor newsletter for Iowa State.

Membership

Board directors Young Women’s Christian Association, Cedar Rapids, 1970-1972, Cedar Rapids Symphony Guild, 1983-1988, Iowa Rails to Trails, Cedar Rapids, 1983-1988. Personnel Methwick Manor Auxiliary, Cedar Rapids, 1985. Secretary Council on Aging, Cedar Rapids, 1984-1985.

Representative Civic Newcomers, 1986-1993. President Cedar Rapids Area Peace Network Guide, Guide Brucemore History Home, since 1982. Member United Nations Association (Iowa state board since 1993, Linn County president 1996-1999), Garst Leadership award 1999), Beethoven Club (president 1964-1965), College Club (president 1965-1966), Philanthropic and Educational Organization (president 1982-1983), Demolay Mothers Auxiliary (president 1974-1975), Postal Workers Auxiliary (president 1974-1975).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Painting, needlecrafts, tennis, biking.

Connections

Married Moses Berry, June 29, 1948. Children: Scott, Mark.

father:
Judson Stewart Lawrence

mother:
Anna Doretha (Neddermyer) Lawrence

spouse:
Moses Berry

child:
Scott Berry

child:
Mark Berry