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Solveig Margareta BERRY

Pinnacle Memorial Gardens (Rogers) Cemetery
Benton County,

November 2, 1948 - March 8, 2012

Rogers Morning News
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

ROGERS — Brent Berry, 63, died March 8, 2012, at Circle of Life in Springdale. He was born on Nov. 2, 1948, in Fort Smith to the late Blake Berry and Billie (Bollinger) Berry of Fort Smith. He was the loving husband of Solveig (Lundberg) Berry for 42 years.

Brent was a 24-year veteran of Walmart Stores. He served in a series of positions including merchandise buyer of several categories, vice president divisional merchandise manager, and retired as vice president managing director international merchandise responsible for import and export programs for Walmart and Sam's. Brent developed private label programs for Walmart including Equate and Popular Mechanics. He played an integral role in Walmart's expansion into Canada, where he set up the infrastructure for a self-sufficient Canadian merchandising department.

Brent graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1970, where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He was an avid Razorback fan and followed all U of A sports. He enjoyed reading history, fantasy and science fiction. He loved to travel and visited four continents and a wide variety of countries, including India, Germany and Saudi Arabia. Brent and Solveig recently trawled to Hawaii and China and took a European cruise.

Brent is survived by his mother, Billie; wife, Solveig of Rogers; son, Erik Berry of Rogers; daughter, Brynn Sims of Fayetteville; and three grandchildren, Karl and Kaden Berry and Henry Sims.

He is preceded in death by his father, Blake; and brother, Boyd Blake Berry.

A memorial service will be held at Central United Methodist Church, 2535 W. New Hope Road in Rogers on Friday, March 16, at 2 p.m. Burial to follow at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, consider donations to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or Pagnozzi Charities at Online memorials can be made at

May 15, 1947 - April 9, 2013

Rogers Morning News
Sunday, April 14, 2013

ROGERS — Solveig Margareta (Lundberg) Berry passed away April 9, 2013. She was born May 15, 1947, in Lulea, Sweden, to the late Erik and Ella (Lundstrom) Lundberg.

She was the loving wife of the late Brent Berry for 42 years.

Solveig attended high school at Hermelinsskolan in Sweden.

In 1965, she came to the U.S. as an AFS exchange student in Poteau, Okla. She spent one year with the family of Ross J. Holt. When back in Sweden, she studied at the College of Education in Lulea to become a certified teacher, specializing in grades four-six.

After college in Sweden, Solveig attended the University of Arkansas with her host sister Nana (Holt) Johnson, in 1969. Solveig and Brent met at the U of A and later married on March 22, 1970.

She and Brent moved to Rogers in 1972, where she began teaching fifth grade at Lowell Elementary School. Later she served as the facilitator of the Gifted and Talented program at Oakdale Junior High School.

During her time in Rogers, Solveig was very involved in community activities. She was a member of PEO Chapter BT and Junior Auxiliary. She completed her master's degree at the University of Arkansas. She also enjoyed tennis, genealogy and gardening.

Solveig is survived by her daughter, Brynn Sims of Fayetteville; son, Erik Berry of Rogers; brother, Dr. Lars Lundberg of Sweden; mother-in-law, Billie Berry; three grandchildren, Henry Sims, and Karl and Kaden Berry; and three nieces and two nephews.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Central United Methodist Church on 2535 W. New Hope Road in Rogers.

Arrangements are under the care of Rollins Funeral Home.

Donations in her honor can be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (; or Circle of Life Hospice, Legacy Village, 901 Jones Road, Springdale, AR 72762 (

Online memorials can be made at

Photo by Mike Todd

Contributed on 9/25/14

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Submitted: 9/25/14 • Approved: 9/25/14 • Last Updated: 9/28/14 • R1041294-G1041167-S3

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