Ann Berg


Mrs. Ann Gordon Berg, 84, died Saturday, July 8, surrounded by family and friends. Ann lived in Cheriton. She was born October 5, 1938, to William and Jane Gordon in Omaha, Neb. Soon after, the family moved to Houston, Texas, where she grew up a proud Texan.
She was a graduate of St. John’s School and attended Pine Manor College, just outside Boston. That is where she met her husband and love of her life, David, who was attending Massachusetts Institute of Technology. They were married for 52 years until David’s passing in 2011.

Ann had two children, John, who lives in Bend, Ore., and Karen, who lives in Virginia Beach. Ann is survived by her sister, Julie, of Greenville, S.C.; her son, John, and his wife, Carol, and their daughter, Annika, of La Jolla, Calif.; and daughter, Karen. Ann is also survived by her sister-in-law, Marilyn Spoerl, of Hampton, N.H., and five nephews and nieces.

Ann was a master gardener and loved working in her yard. She loved international travel, especially cruises with her sister, Julie. She was a master bridge player and loved trash talking and laughing over games, especially cribbage. She was a member of P.E.O. International, a philanthropic educational organization, where she held offices and served on numerous committees.

A devoted Christian, Ann was a Presbyterian deacon and elder and most recently a member of Holmes Presbyterian Church. But her favorite thing of all was helping others. Over the years she “adopted” many people and families in need and provided love, advice, materials, and financial support. She cared about her community and always tried to make it better. Ann cherished all of her friends and their unwavering support and kindness, especially Deannie Hill, Scotty Buck, Joan Natali, and Richard Graham.

A memorial service has been scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, July 22, at Holmes Presbyterian Church in Cape Charles. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ann’s name to the Berg Family Scholarship at the University of Colorado.

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