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“Don was the kind of boss you would want to work for! As Del Monte was closing the Vancouver plant Don and I were the last two employees. On the last...Read More »
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“One of the good bosses I had at Del Monte. I enjoyed workingwith Don for several years, and were friends for many yearsafter we retired. ”
2 of 3 | Posted by: Fred Gillis - Vancouver, WA

“I first met Don when I started with Del Monte Corporation in 1971. Throughout Don's long career with Del Monte, he was instrumental in guiding and...Read More »
3 of 3 | Posted by: John R. Wells - Vancouver, WA


Don Hollis Berryhill, 91, of Vancouver Washington, passed away on September 15th. He was born in Gresham, Nebraska on June 29th, 1925. He joined the U.S. Navy at 17 and honorably served with the Armed Guard as a radioman in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II. He survived Kamikaze attacks at Leyte (Philippines) and received a Letter of Commendation from the Chief of Naval Personnel. He went on to graduate from Oregon State University in 1951. He married the love of his life, Evelyn, in 1950. After retiring as Area Superintendent for Del Monte in 1983, he volunteered for a variety of organizations including the Salvation Army and Meals on Wheels, and also tutored children and adults to improve literacy skills. He was an avid history buff, woodworker, gardener and nature lover. He enjoyed hiking with his wife and also worked to restore and maintain hiking trails. He is survived by his loving wife Evelyn, children Kris Zorko (Bob), Dave Berryhill (Sue), Jim Berryhill and Carol Berryhill, as well as four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was a kind and knowledgeable man who lived his life with intention and purpose, and will be missed deeply by all who knew and loved him.

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