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Margaret E. Berry

Margaret E. BERRY Born January 20, 1923 passed peacefully August 30, 2011 in Bellevue WA. Margaret was born in Huntsville Washington and graduated from Waitsburg High School. She worked for the Federal Reserve Bank after WWII and for over 20 years at the VA Hospital in Seattle WA. During WWII, Margaret was a real life Rosie the Riveter. She came to Boeing in 1942 from Eastern Washington to work on B-17s where she was a riveter working on the tail section. In her later years, she was active in restoring B-17s at the Museum of Flight. Keeping the legend of Rosie the Riveter alive became a second career for her after she retired from the VA. In her later years, she spoke all over Washington State about her experience and was featured in newspaper articles and in a segment on KCTS TV on local war hero's experiences. She is survived by her twin brother, Wade Wolfe of College Place Washington, her sister Betty Myers of Walla Walla, and her sister Ruth Wolfe Axelson of Spokane along with numerous nieces and nephews. Her radiant smile and sunny disposition will be missed by all who knew her. Tributes to her life can be made to the Museum of Flight in Seattle at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, WA, 98108-4097.

Published in The Seattle Times on Sept. 4, 2011
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