Margaret Naomi Berg August 20, 1912 – May 8, 2004 |

Margaret Naomi Berg August 20, 1912 – May 8, 2004

Post Independent Writer

Margaret Naomi Berg of Carbondale died Saturday, May 8, 2004, after a brief illness. She was 91.

She was born Aug. 20, 1912, in Vandergrift, Pa. The family moved to the Methow Valley in north-central Washington, where Naomi was raised. She attended Washington State University.

She married Charles Berg on Nov. 17, 1935, in northern Indiana, where they lived until 1967, when they moved to Carbondale.

Naomi was a woman before her time who, after her children were in college, became an entrepreneur in the women’s designer ready-to-wear market.

She was involved in the Roaring Fork Valley as a Reach to Recovery counselor for the American Cancer Society and was a volunteer at Valley View Hospital for many years.

She is survived by children Susan Vander Yacht of Yakima, Wash., and Richard Berg and his wife Maurveen of Tustin, Calif.; grandchildren Jennifer Purpura, Kathi Hindes and Dan Berg; two stepgrandchildren, Dennis Snodgrass and Tammy Easton; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, who died in 1990 in Carbondale; and by a granddaughter, Julie Weigel.

A memorial service will be held at noon Wednesday, May 12, at the First Presbyterian Church in Glenwood Springs. The Rev. Tom Holslag will officiate.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the First Presbyterian Church or Valley View Hospital.

Farnum Holt Funeral Home in Glenwood Springs is in charge of arrangements.

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