George Eugene ‘Buzz’ Berney


George Eugene ‘Buzz’ Berney, 86, was born Jan. 18, 1937, in Omak, Wash., and passed away April 24, 2023, due to health complications. He was raised in a house without electricity near St. Mary's Mission near Omak. He moved with his family to a ranch near Conconully, Wash. in 1950. He attended Omak schools and graduated in 1955. He attended two years at Washington State College and married Elizabeth Jean Rickard in 1957. After college, he moved to a ranch next to his parents in 1958.

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