Maurice E. Berkey Jr. & Jean C. Berkey Memorial Scholarship Fund/First Christian Church
From 1942-1945, Mauri (as his friends called him) served in the Army. He served under General George Patton and received Commendations signed by General Patton and well as General Omar Bradley. Mauri worked for many years as a manager for the Roegelein Credit Union in San Antonio, Texas, and retired as an accountant for Roegelein Provision Company. In retirement, he lived with his sister, Jean, in Salem.
Jean’s first job as a teacher was in the two room Canton School. Jean taught for 32 years and retired in the late 1960’s. She then worked at the Salem Library for 15 years. She and her brother Mauri loved spending winters in Florida. Jean joined Delta Kappa Gamma International in 1949. She was the first president of Omicron Chapter from Washington County 1956-1958 and was a chapter member of Gamma Rho Chapter. She was also legislative chairperson as well as vice-president of Omicron.
Jean was a long time member of the Salem First Christian Church. She also belonged to Retired Teachers Association, Tri-Kappa, National Historical Society, and DAR, as well as being a charter member of PEO Chapter DB, she was president 1979-1980.