Ronald LeRoy Berry

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December 17, 1935 ~ May 23, 2020

Born in: Geary, Oklahoma
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Ronald “LeRoy” Berry, 84, passed away on May 23, 2020, after a lengthy battle with dementia. LeRoy was born on Dec, 17, 1935, to Charles and Beulah (Burns) Berry in Geary, Okla. He married the love of his life, Ruthann (English) Berry on May 30, 1958, in Weatherford, Okla. They were married for 52 years until her passing in 2010. Together they had two children, Charles Berry and Leann Berry; and two grandchildren, Jonathan (Jennifer Elam) Berry and Adam Berry. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sister, Letha Hanks Feemster; and daughter-in-law, Mary Berry. He is survived by his children; grandchildren; brother, Wallace Berry; sister, Bethel Hackett; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. LeRoy was better known as “Mr. Berry” or “Coach.” He taught at Pleasant View Middle School and County High School, retiring in 1990. He was a wrestling coach and truly enjoyed the sport. After he retired from teaching, LeRoy tried his hand at artistic wood carving. He excelled at his craft and traveled the western U.S. competing in art shows. He was an avid outdoorsman and had a special passion for ice fishing. The family gives a special thanks to Meals on Wheels and Frontier Hospice. There will be no services in Pueblo due to COVID-19. Services will be held at a later date in Geary, Okla. In lieu of flowers or cards, please donate to Meals on Wheels (SRDA), 230 N. Union Ave., Pueblo, CO 81003 and Frontier Hospice, 4718 N. Elizabeth St., Suite A, Pueblo, CO 81008. Online condolences,

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  1. CandleImageMr. Berry was one of the best men I’ve ever known. He was my teacher and coach at both PV and at County. He’s and I developed a special bond, he was a driving force behind my wrestling success. I remember at PV, he would load a bunch of us up in his white van and talk us to tournaments. He always made an effort to make sure “his kids” succeeded. He used to say I was his “Baby Boy” even though I was a 250lb. heavyweight. I will always love and respect you Mr. Berry. I am a better man because of you and was so lucky to have you in my life. I will miss you my friend.
    John Head

  2. I had the true pleasure of having Mr. Berry as a teacher. I can say with certainty that he was one of the kindest and most caring teachers I ever had. His rare kindness made me think of him often and ever so fondly throughout the years. I am sure my memories of Mr. Berry will remain with me forever. He truly was a special man.

    Michael Siegel

  3. LeRoy was a very nice man and great neighbor. We used to chat in the morning and say hi whenever he or I was out and about. He came over one day to visit and see what the guys doing my yard work were doing and to his surprise they were both students of his from Pueblo County. :0) Mrs Hance would also chat with him. He will be missed and sorry to hear of his passing. Lou and Margy

  4. Leroy was a great teacher and friend. Bob and your Dad taught at Pleasant View in the 1970’s. He became a great friend to Bob and our family. His carved fish is displayed in our trophy room with distinction along with all of our special trophies. We didn’t see him as frequently as we would have liked in the past few years, but we always remembered him in thought with other teachers and friends. He was a unique person as well as your mother, who taught our daughters at Excelsior. They were great teachers and friends. Our sincere sympathy.

  5. Mr Berry would come to watch all our softball games and was one of our biggest fans. He was already retired and had done some subbing back then (late 90s). Everyone would be so excited if we got him as our substitute. He had a way of connecting with everyone and everyone who knew him was a better person because of him. He was such a good man. He earned his wings long ago. Rest easy, Mr. Berry. Heaven gained a good one! Condolences to his family, May God bless you all.

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