Ruth Lorraine Moorehead was born on July 13th, 1921 to John Walter and Opal Nora (Brillhart) Moorhead in Ellis County, Oklahoma and died on August 29, 2012 in Clinton, Oklahoma.
She moved to Laverne in 1936 where she met and married Ralph Henry Koch in 1938. To this union was born two sons, Gary D. and Hugh Roger "Bud". They lived in several communities before settling in Dodge City, Ks, where she worked at Pay Day Market for several years.
Ruth attended Floral Design School in Denver and after graduation, she moved back to Dodge City to begin her career. She later moved back to Laverne to be closer to her parents where she opened her own Floral Shop.
On June 11, 1968, she was united in marriage with Perry Francis Berry. They sold the Ponderosa after a few years to enjoy traveling in connection with Perry's Job. Following his retirement, they opened Laverne Floral. She retired and sold the shop in 1989. She was a long time member of the Eastern Star and Business and Professional Women Association.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Perry in 1989.
Survivors include her sons Gary D. Koch and wife Wilma of Foss Lake, Oklahoma, and Hugh Roger "Bud" Koch and wife Linda of Arroyo City, Texas; Grandchildren Donice and husband K.C. Johnson of Foss Lake, Oklahoma, Dana and husband Rocky Carnagey of Thomas, Oklahoma, Kenda and husband Dale Primeaux of Belton, Texas, and Derek and wife Lynn of Rio Hondo, Texas. She is also survived by five great grandchildren; Michael Johnson, Chrystal and husband Adam Riggs, all of Laverne, Oklahoma, Savannah Johnson of Elk City, Oklahoma, Satora Johnson of Weatherford, Oklahoma, Kayla Johnston of Weatherford, Oklahoma, Brittany Carnagey of Denton, Texas, Mikalah and husband Steven Yoder of Thomas, Oklahoma, Allyson Carnagey of Bryan, Texas, Christian Carnagey of Lindale, Texas, Dustin Primeaux of Belton, Texas, Chris Welch of San Antonio, Texas, and Carlton Welch of Houston, Texas; five great - great grandchildren; Aubrey Johnson, Jayden Outhouse, Dakota Riggs, Ava Riggs and Kellyann Yoder.
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