Mark Berry

March 6, 1951 – April 14, 2022
Thursday, April 28, 2022

Mark W. Berry, age 71, passed away peacefully at his home on April 14, 2022. He was a dearly loved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many.

If you were lucky enough to know Mark, you would know that he never knew a stranger and always welcomed a hug. To say he was social would be an understatement, as he genuinely loved people.

Mark was born March 6, 1951, son to Gail and Alice Ann Berry. He grew up south of Reed Point with his younger brother, Stephen. Mark attended school in Reed Point where he met and later married his high school sweetheart, Barbara. They lived in Bozeman while they both attended MSU.

After college, they moved north of Reed Point and built a small ranch. While ranching, Mark worked at Timberweld in Columbus, where he retired after 38 years. Together, Mark and Barbara raised three children and were married for 52 wonderful and eventful years. Mark deeply loved his family and spending time together. He loved his grandkids and attended all their games and events. He was also quite the jokester, known to hide your plate or put a hole in your pop can.

Mark loved living on the ranch. He loved the land and all of his animals. He especially enjoyed his skid steer and building new trails. He loved riding four-wheeler with his dogs; checking his cows; sitting with his cat, Gretta; listening to music; and going for drives in the country and on backroads.

Mark never passed up a pawn shop or garage sale and was a collector of all things.

He is survived by his wife Barbara, brother Stephen, his son Jason Berry, daughter Pamela (Lance) Lehto, daughter Paula (Ron) Berry, and grandchildren: Warren, Anthony, Quinn and Julianna Berry; Brandon Lehto; and Ashley and Casey Gunlikson.

Mark will be missed tremendously as he truly was an exceptional human being; so kind and caring, thoughtful, gentle, patient, and fun-loving.

We will remember him fondly as he gives a wave, a friendly smile, and a final “Cheerio” as he says his last farewell.

In memory of Mark and his love for animals, donations can be made to the Stafford Animal Shelter, 3 Business Park Rd., Livingston, MT 59047 or your local animal shelter.

There will be no funeral service but a “Celebration of Life” will be held later this summer.