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Betty (Beany) Nessly Berkey

Obituary for Betty (Beany) Nessly Berkey

April 15, 1926 - November 5, 2017
San Antonio, Texas | Age 91


Betty (Beany) Nessly Berkey, age 91, passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2017 in San Antonio. A native San Antonian, she was born on April 15, 1926, to parents, Howard E. Nessly and Dorothy Allen Nessly.

Beany graduated from Jefferson High School where she was a proud member of the famous Lassos dance team. She earned a Bachelor's degree from The University of Texas where she joined the Tri Delt sorority and gained many lifelong friends. While raising two sons who dearly loved her, she then enjoyed a full teaching career; she had especially fond memories and friendships from her tenure at Travis Elementary during the 1970's and 80's. The First Presbyterian Church was a very important part of her life; she was a long-time member of Circle 6, served as bible study leader until recently and also served as a deacon. A member since 1995, the Monte Vista Garden Club fed her interest in horticulture. She was the civilian president of the Military-Civilian Club of San Antonio in 1992-93, an officer of the History Club and a member of the Junior League and Town Club of San Antonio. Beany also participated for many years as a spouse in the Alamo Kiwanis Club activities. Following her retirement from teaching, Beany enjoyed travelling to Asia, Europe and Canada with her husband (2nd) of 27 years, Col. Charles M. (Charlie) Berkey. In recent years she made many new and treasured friends during happy hours at the Petroleum Club.

Beany was preceded in death by her first husband, Harvey R. Livesay Jr. She is survived by her husband, Col. Charles M. Berkey; son, Dr. John Nessly Livesay of Houston; son, George Allen Livesay and his wife Saifon Cunvong Livesay of San Antonio.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio or the Humane Society of San Antonio.

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San Antonio, TX 78212
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