Orson “Jay” Berg

Orson Julius “Jay” Berg, 76, of Idaho Falls, died May 5, 2001 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center of pneumonia. 

He was born July 7, 1924, in Salt Lake city, Utah, to Joseph Julius Berg and Harriet Elizabeth Howarth Berg. He grew up and attended school in Nephi, Utah. He served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War.

He married Doreene Hogan on June 28, 1946, in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. They lived in California for four years, Salt Lake City for six years, then in Idaho Falls for two years before settling in Ammon 38 years ago. He worked as a sales representative for Whitmore Oxygen for 33 years, retiring in 1990.

He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served in Scouting and in many other positions over the years. He had a strong work ethic and was a hard worker, who put in many hours in labors of love for his family. 

Survivors include children, CynDee McDonald of Boise, Robert E. Berg of Salt Lake City, Michael [Kirma] Berg and Shelley [Larry] Deming, both of Idaho Falls, David [Vivian] Berg of Shelley, and Joseph D. Berg of Meridian, Idaho; 19 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a twin brother, Joseph Berg. 

Funeral services will be Wednesday and 10 a.m. at the Ammon LDS 3rd Ward with Bishop Neil Allen officiating. Family will visit with friends Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of services at the church. Burial and graveside services were held at Wasatch Lawn Cemetery in Salt Lake City at approximately 3:30 p.m. under the direction of Wood Funeral Home, 273 N. Ridge Avenue, in Idaho Falls.