Dale Ray Berg, 62, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, March 11, 2007 in Heber City. Dale was born Aug. 26, 1944 in Heber City, the third of four children of Ray J. Berg and Lola May Duke Berg. Dale married JuLee Nyman, the daughter of Kenneth and Mae Nyman on Sept. 20, 1968 in the Manti Temple.
Educated in Wasatch County schools, Dale later received a bachelor’s degree from Utah State University, a master’s degree from the University of Illinois and graduated from the Industrial Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma. While at Utah State, he was elected as a member of the Student Senate. He is listed in the 1967-1968 addition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
During college, he joined the ROTC program and was commissioned as an Army Reserve Officer in Field Artillery, attaining the rank of captain. Upon completing his military training in 1971 he returned to Heber and was appointed the first director of planning for Wasatch County, assisting in completing the first land use plan for the county. Thirty years later as a consultant, he would assist the county again in updating the county’s general land use plan. In 1975, Dale worked for the Mountainland Association of Governments comprised of Utah, Wasatch and Summit counties and the cities and towns in these counties, where he also served as director of planning. In 1978, Dale became a partner in Community Consultants, Inc. providing services in water and wastewater management throughout the Intermountain region. In 1982 he formed the civil engineering and land planning firm of Sowby and Berg Consultants providing services for municipal public utilities and private land development projects in Utah, Wasatch and Summit counties. Major projects of Dale’s included: The Homestead Golf Course in Midway; Victory Ranch Club on the upper Provo River; Zermatt Resort in Midway; Seven Peaks in Provo; site planning and infrastructure for Rocky Mountain Middle School, Old Mill Elementary School and the new Wasatch High School in Heber. Dale was also a member of the design team for the new town of Eagle Mountain in Utah County.
Dale served in the Northern California Mission. He has served on the High Council in the Heber East Stake for eight years and as the bishop of the Heber Sixth Ward. He taught the gospel doctrine class for many years, where every lesson ended with, "How do we use this gospel principle in raising our children and grandchildren?"
Dale and JuLee loved spending time with their children and grandchildren, whether they were participating in school functions, church activities or working and playing at home.
Dale is survived by his loving wife, JuLee of Heber; their seven children: Paul Dale (Traci) Berg of Heber; Tonya (Scott) McGregor of Heber; Kenneth Ray (Ashley) Berg of Highland; Melissa (Chad) Kidder of Norman, Okla.; Carl Nyman (Katrina) Berg of Heber; Ryan Dale (Katherine) Berg of Logan; and Brittany Berg of Heber; sisters: Kathryn Berg and Charlotte Berg, both of Heber; brother, Kent (Ella) Berg of Heber. Dale has nine grandchildren who loved him dearly.
Funeral services will be held Friday, March 16, 2007, 11 a.m. at the Heber 1st, 6th, 9th Ward, 325 East 500 North, Heber. A viewing will be held at the church Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Heber City Cemetery.
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