JULIA MERRILL BERRYESSA, 97, of Salinas, California, passed away on Tues. Jan 17, 2018, at 4:30 pm., of causes incident to age.
Julia was born on August 17, 1920, in Richmond, Utah to Mary Laura Hansen Merrill and Olonzo David Merrill. She graduated from North Cache High School, and graduated from BYU with a teaching degree.
Julia married Thomas U. Berryessa on December 23, 1943. She and Tom were welders on the Victory Ships in Concord California during WWII.
Julia taught elementary school in Blackfoot Id, Portland, Oregon, Spanish Fork, Utah, San Jose California, and Libby, Montana. She taught reading as a Title I teacher for many years.
She loved to fish and bowl with her husband, and enjoyed reading.
Julia and Tom retired in Twin Falls Idaho. They were members of the LDS Church.
Julia is proceeded in death by 5 sisters, 2 brothers, and 1 great granddaughter. She is survived by 3 daughters, 11 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held 11:00 am on Saturday January 27, 2018 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Northpoint Bldg., in Twin Falls, Idaho, with viewing 1 hour prior to the service. Burial will be at the Twin Falls Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Rosenau Funeral Home.