Bachelor of Science, U. Massachusetts, 1952; Master of Arts, Hartford Seminary, 1954; postgraduate, Black Hills State College, 1971-1976; postgraduate, Northern State College, Aberdeen, South Dakot, 1974-1975.
Director field services, Northern Alabama Girl Scouts United States, Huntsville, 1966-1967; supervising teacher, Cheyenne River Sioux Head Start, Eagle Butte, South Dakot, 1972-1973; resource teacher, Cheyenne River Sioux Head Start, Eagle Butte, South Dakot, 1973-1974; resource teacher, career development coordinator, Standing Rock Sioux Head Start, Fort Yates, North Dakota, 1974-1977; education coordinator, Standing Rock Sioux Head Start, Fort Yates, North Dakota, 1978-1979; assistant Head Start director, Standing Rock Sioux Head Start, Fort Yates, North Dakota, 1980, 81-83; day care teacher, Hampshire County Day Care, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1981; independent early childhood education consultant, Mobridge, South Dakot, since 1983; administrative assistant, Dakota Association/Indian United Church of Christ Churches, Mobridge, 1983-1991. Presenter workshops in early childhood education, since 1957. Consultant Head Start programs, North Dakota and South Dakot, since 1980, adviser Child Development Association program, 1975-1991.
Member, officer Church Women United, Huntsville, Alabama, 1960-1967. Member American Association of University Women (chair annual spelling contest Oahe area 1985-1990, state historian 1986-1988, satellite president Gettysburg branch 1988-1991, charter member, then president Oahe area branch), National Association Education Young Children, South Dakot Association Education Young Children (member Capital Connection).
Married William Raymond Berry, September 25, 1954. Children: Bonnie Lynn Berry Childs, Paul Nikolas.