Beryl Oliver April 4, 1922 – September 7, 2013 Beryl Oliver passed away September 7, 2013, after a brief illness. At her request, no services are planned. Beryl was born in Parkville, Minnesota on April 4, 1922, to Anton and Edith Erickson Anderson. She graduated from high school in Mountain Iron, Minnesota in 1939. Beryl worked for the US Coast Guard Merchant Marine Inspection in Washington, D.C and the US Army Air Force at Hill Field, Utah as a secretary during World War II. Beryl married Myron "Jack" Oliver September 21, 1945, in Salt Lake City, Utah. They celebrated their 60th anniversary in 2005. Jack passed away June 24, 2006. Jack and Beryl lived in Fruita many years and owned and operated The White House Hotel and Jack's Barber Shop. After retirement they moved to Grand Junction where they enjoyed traveling the valley. Jack was well known for playing the bones, their jam sessions and playing music at area nursing homes. Jack and Beryl also enjoyed dancing at the senior center and spending time with their many friends. Beryl is survived by her only sister, Joyce (Al) Nelson, and three sons, Larry (Shirley); Harry, and Dan, all of Grand Junction; grandchildren, Carrie, Colorado Springs; Crystal (Joshua), and Larren (Danielle), Grand Junction, and seven great-grandchildren, Jordan and Tanner of Colorado Springs and Isaiah, Isaac, Elijah, Madison and Zaiden of Grand Junction, also her little devoted and loving companion, Cookie. Beryl was the President of the Pat Day Booster Club, belonged to Spic and Span club, and Senior Recreation Center. She loved to go to Emmy's to play cards with her many friends and also loved to dance and be with her friends and family. She was grateful for her son, Harry, who cared for her these many years. Thanks to a very special friend, Emmy and all the care she received from Hospice nurses and staff, including volunteer Bonnie Ball. A special thanks to Dr. Pat Page for all his care and concern for our mother. Beryl was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; her parents, and twin sons, Harold and Gerald; her brothers, Hjalmer, Charles, Myron and Ballie Anderson. Inurnment will be with Jack at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery with private family service. Donations made to Hope West Hospice Pallative Care, 3090 N. 12th St. #B Grand Junction, CO 81506. Celebration of Life will be held at the Memorial Senior Recreation Center September 22, from 1 - 5:00 p.m. Rest In Peace, Love You Mom.
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Published in The Daily Sentinel on Sept. 11, 2013