Obituary for BERRONG

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Sunday February 25, 2007

Mabelle (Pat) Berrong, a resident of Albuquerque since 1996, died Sunday, February 18, 2007. She was born on December 20, 1920, in Superior, WI, the daughter of William and Catherine Bach Whiteaker. On June 22, 1943, Pat married Howard Berrong of Shorewood, WI. They lived in several places in the Midwest and East while Howard worked for Exxon Mobil and Pat raised their four children. In 1977 they retired to Danbury, WI, where they produced and sold handcrafted and painted wood gift items. In addition she started and for several years was president of the Webb Lake, WI, Women's Club. In 1997 Pat and Howard moved to Albuquerque to be closer to their daughter, Judy Vavrek. Howard died in 2004 and Pat moved to La Vida Llena, where she made many friends. She is survived by her children and their spouses: Tom and Lydia of Angel Fire, NM; Dave and Midge of Oviedo, FL; Judy and Mike Vavrek of Albuquerque; and Carol and Lynn Slattery of Monroe, NC. She is also survived by seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Mary Lucero. A Memorial Service will be held at La Vida Llena March 17, 2007 at 4 p.m.