Long time The Dalles, Ore., resident Merideth Leslie Berkovich passed away peacefully April 1, 2017, from a severe cerebral hemorrhage. She was born on August 25, 1941, to Earl Richard Horton and Gladys May Horton of Blackduck, Minn.
Meri took great pride in her children, her work as a nurse and her military background. She also was a very talented seamstress, cake decorator, and a caring mother and grandmother to many! Meri was a kind, hardworking lady who always went out of her way to help others, putting her family’s needs before her own. She enjoyed riding her horse and loved when all her kids could get together at the same time. After serving in the Woman's Army Corps from 1959 to 1961, while stationed in Germany, Meri worked at The Dalles Hospital (now Mid-Columbia Medical Center) for almost 18 years. She then worked as a MA for numerous pediatricians in The Dalles area.
Meri is deeply missed by her surviving six children: Tina Telfer, Barry Berkovich, J. Daniel Berkovich, Angela O'Dell, R. Ryan Berkovich, and Tiffany Berkovich. She also left behind nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Celebration of life service will be held at the Mid- Columbia Church of Christ, 206 6th Ave, Dallesport, Wash., 98617, April 8, 2017, at 2 p.m., potluck to follow. Please feel free to bring a dish. There will also be a military service at Willamette Cemetery in Portland, Ore., at a later date.
Memorial donations are suggested to the Mid-Columbia Church of Christ, 206 6th Ave, Dallesport, Wash., 98617.
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