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Harriet E.  Berset

Harriet E. Berset

Dec 10, 1913 - Apr 9, 2011
Harriet E. Berset of Dubois died on Saturday morning, April 9, 2011, at her Dubois home. She was 97 years old.

Cremation has taken place and her cremated remains will be returned to Minnesota, to be joined with her husband’s remains, for memorial services at a later date. No services will be held in Dubois.

Harriet Elmira Rome was born in Wayzata, Minn., on Dec. 10, 1913, the daughter of Harry Elmer Rome and Minnie (Stafney) Rome.

She was a homemaker, wife, and mother, having married Roy Anthony Berset on Dec. 15, 1934, in Minneapolis, Minn.

Mrs. Berset was of the Christian faith. She sang in the Union Congregational Church in St. Louis Park (Minn.) for many years, many times as a soloist. She was a member of the Emily Rixson Circle of the Women's Fellowship. She delivered Meals on Wheels, was involved in many projects through the church, and was a founding member of the Northshore United Church of Christ in Woodinville, Wash.

The Berset family lived in Minneapolis from 1934 until they moved to St. Louis Park, Minn., in 1944. The couple retired in 1983 and moved to Bothell, Wash. They moved to Dubois in 1992 to be near family. Mr. Berset died in 1995 in Encampment where they had moved to live with their daughter, Carole and son-in-law Travis Boyd, after Mr. Berset suffered a stroke. Following his death, Mrs. Berset moved back to Dubois.

In Dubois, Mrs. Berset joined the Never Sweat Needlers Quilt Guild, learning to quilt after the age of 80, she had her work displayed in the annual quilt show, and made quilts for many family members.

Her family said her interests included sewing, quilting, crafting, cooking, and home decorating.

Survivors include daughters, Valerie A. Noren of Monticello,Minnesota,and former son-in-law Marlow O. Noren of St. Louis Park,Minnesota, Midge Reiss of Annandale, Minnesota and former son-in-law Jim Reiss of Dubois,Wyoming Carole J. Boyd of Dubois, Wyoming, grandson's Scott Noren ( Jenny) of Champlin,Minnesota, David Noren of Seattle, Washington, grandaughter Stacey Jarrett (Ben) of Encampment, Wyoming, great grandchildren Lucas Jarrett, Mathew Jarrett, Kenzie Noren and Zach Noren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy A. Berset; her parents, Harry Elmer and Minnie Rome; parents-in-law, Tony and Sade Berset; grandparents, Royal C. Moore and Jennie Braden (Rome) Moore; brothers Howard Burton Rome and Gene Stafney Rome; sisters, Evelyn Paige McClellen, Ann Jennette Brunell, and Verna May Nelson.

Memorials may be made to the High Country Senior Center, PO Box 418, Dubois, WY 82513 or the Amedysis Hospice Program in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.

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Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.