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Bervyl Charles "Berv"

January 13, 1929 – October 17, 2018

Bervyl Kimberley Bervyl Kimberley
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Obituary for Bervyl Charles "Berv" Kimberley

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Bervyl Charles Kimberley was born in Waterton South Dakota on January 13, 1929 to Charles Kimberley and Helen (Derby) Kimberley. He passed away on October 17, 2018.
Berv was preceded in death by both of his parents and his loving Wife Virginia.
Berv graduated from Laurel High School where he excelled in sports, continued his education at Rocky Mountain College and completed his degree in education at Rocky before obtaining a masters in administration from the University of Montana.
Berv married Virginia Harlan in the Methodist Church in Laurel on January 2, 1953 and they were married for 63 years. Their life adventure began when Berv completed his degree at Rocky in 1956. Berv and Virginia were a wonderful team as they moved to his coaching and teaching positions in Forsyth, Columbus, and Billings West. Berv was exceptionally proud of his two football divisional championships in 1962 and 1963 at Columbus going 16-0. At Billings West Berv coached football and track and was head football coach from 73-76. To this day he remains friends with many of these players.
Berv served in the Montana state legislature and ran for Lt Governor with Frank Morrison, he loved being involved in politics and insisted on getting his ballot completed for the November election.
Rocky Mountain College had a devoted alumni in Berv. His days playing football for Rocky are fond memories followed by watching football practices and attending games. He was also an avid Grizzly and Bronco fan.
Berv loved to golf and was a 50-year charter member of the Laurel Golf Club. He had many golfing buddies and was still playing this summer.
Berv served 3 years in the Air Force after graduating from high school and in 1951 was drafted into the Army and was sent to Korea for one year. Berv received the prestigious Combat Infantry Badge, the Republic of Korea War Service Medal and the Korean War Medal.
Berv and Virginia traveled to Alaska, the Panama Zone and spent many winters in Lake Havasu, Arizona and summer weekends at their cabin in Red Lodge.
Late in the evening on October 11 Berv dictated the following to his Caregiver “my greatest achievements in life were 1. Marrying my wonderful Wife Virginia 2. Becoming Gary’s Dad 3. My Combat Infantry Badge 4. Being inducted into the Rocky Mountain College Hall of Fame” Berv will be greatly missed by all his Family and Friends.
Survivors include his son Gary Johnson, daughter in law Carole, two grandchildren Byron and Kimberley Johnson as well as great-grandchildren Nathanial and Laktyn. Berv valued his many friends. He spoke highly of them in his final days.
Memorials may be made to the Berv and Virginia Kimberley Football Scholarship Fund at Rocky Mountain College 1511 Poly Dr Billings Mt 59102. Service with Military Honors Monday October 22 at 1:00pm at Terrace Gardens 304 34th St West; memorial service at a later date.

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Service Information

Monday, October 22nd, 2018 1:00pm
Terrace Gardens Cemetery
304 34th Street West
Billings, MT 59102
Service Extra Info
Graveside Services with Military Honors

Interment Information

Terrace Gardens Cemetery
304 34th Street West
Billings, MT 59102
Location Information
Across the street from Smith West Chapel
Interment Extra Info
Graveside Services with Military Honors