Colonel Beryl Asberry, 76, USAF Reserve, retired, passed away Monday, February 8, 2016 after a short illness.
Born April 17, 1939, Beryl was the daughter of Raymond and Johnny Asberry of Floyd, TX. Beryl was a 1957 graduate of Greenville High School, attended Methodist Hospital School of Nursing and earned degrees from Texas Women's University (BS, nursing) and University of South Carolina (MS, public health).
During her 40-plus years working as a registered nurse, Beryl served in the United States Air Force Reserve 31st Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron based at Charleston AFB. As a certified flight nurse, she participated in medevac missions to Viet Nam, Grenada, South Africa, Spain, the Azores, Germany and Panama. Prior to her retirement from the Air Force, she served as squadron commander and had achieved the rank of Colonel. After retirement, Beryl continued her nursing career in Austin, Texas.
Colonel Asberry is survived by sisters Delia Craig of Lubbock, and Beth Horton Dittrich of Anchorage, AK, brothers John Asberry of Fort Worth, Joe Asberry of Floyd and Allen (Bick) and sister-in-law Mary Ann Asberry of Rockwall and sister-in-law Jane Asberry of Greenville. She was the favored aunt of 10 nieces and nephews and 11 great nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, February 14, at 2pm, at Floyd United Methodist Church. Inurnment with military honors will be 3:15pm Tuesday, February 16 at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery under the direction of Peters Funeral Home in Greenville.
In lieu of flowers a contribution may be made in Beryl's name to Floyd United Methodist Church, 841 FM 36 S, Caddo Mills, TX 75135.
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