Laurita passed away May 31st, 2019 at her daughter's home after a long battle with dementia. She was 87 years old.
Laurita was born February 20, 1932 in Cottage Grove Oregon to Einer and Elsie Lundbom. After graduating from Cottage Grove High School in 1950 she worked in Medford as a secretary for a dairy farm before returning to Cottage Grove. There she worked as a telephone operator and also worked in the bean and hop fields in the area.
On May 23, 1953 she married Robert "Bob" Berg of Drain Oregon.
Rita, as she was known, was a dedicated mother and navy wife who raised six children while frequently moving from coast to coast as Bob served as a submariner in the U.S Navy.
After Bob's retirement from the Navy, they settled in Oakville where she was an active member of the Oakville Grange serving as secretary. She also assisted in the annual fourth of July celebrations.
Rita loved gardening, baking, knitting, crocheting, sewing and could even occasionally be found fishing with Bob.
The high point of every summer was camping at Wickiup reservoir in Oregon where family and friends gathered around Grandmas kitchen.
She experienced much joy in her grandchildren and great grand children.
She was preceded in death by Bob who passed in 2012, her parents Elsie and Einar, brothers Richard and Gerald and half brothers Oscar, Roy and Gus as well as grandson Daniel.
She is survived by her sons Mike (Alyce) of Oakville, Joseph (Tammy) of Mystic CT, John (Sheri) of Oakville, Patrick (Donna) of Centralia, James (Carol) of Oakville, daughter Susan (Chris) Kinsman of Mill Creek, sisters Deanna of Oakville and Louise of Port Orchard, and her 18 grandchildren and 13 great grand children as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be held Aug 3rd, 2019 at 1:30 PM at the Oakville Cemetery with a celebration of life to follow at 2 PM at the Oakville Assembly of God Church 114 W. Cedar St. Oakville WA.
Remembrances may be made to Alzheimer research.