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Morris "Mo" H. Bergman

April 2, 1923 - June 28, 2016

Mo passed away peacefully on June 28, 2016 after a cascade of health events following a recent fall.

Born in Portland, OR April 2, 1923 to Swedish immigrant parents he spent his formative years in Portland and North Bonneville, WA, graduating from Stephens High School. His time at Oregon State University was interrupted by his service in the European theater during WWII. In 1950 he graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry. Following graduation he worked briefly for several companies before settling with Willamette Industries for 39 years of enjoyable employment. With the support of the company, he began the now common practice of fertilizing the forests. He is a fellow in the Society of American Foresters.

An avid reader, Mo enjoyed hiking, biking and playing bridge.  He loved traveling with his wife, Dorothy, visiting relatives and the Lincoln City beach house with it's magnificent coastal views.

Mo is forever grateful for the care daughter Nancy provided in his later years.

Mo is preceded in death by his son Chris and his brother David.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy of 63 years Portland and daughter.

He was proud to be associated with the following organizations throughout his career:  Society of American Foresters, Western Forestry and Conservation Association,
Oregon Small Woodlands Association, a member of the Salem District Advisory Board for the Bureau of Land Management, Forest Industries Telecommunications,
Oregonians for Food and Shelter and Boy Scout Troop Salem chapter at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Service will be 11:00am Saturday, July 9th at Our Savior Lutheran Church 1770 Baxter Rd SE, Salem, OR.  A reception will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Mo’s name to the following organizations:

Cascade Pacific Council Boy Scouts of America
2145 SW Naito Pkwy
Portland, OR 97201

Oregon Small Woodlands Association
"Sharpening Our Edge" fund drive
187 High St NE  #208
Salem, OR 97301

World Forestry Center
4033 SW Canyon Rd.
Portland, OR 97221

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Morris, you were a consummate professional. You had vast knowledge of the timberlands of the Great Northwest and British Columbia. You were a devoted son, husband, father, uncle, brother-in-law and friend. You were an outstanding role model. I had countless enjoyable and amazing experiences with you in the woods, on a house boat, on ferry rides, at Lincoln City, during holidays, playing cards, traveling the world. You worked hard, played hard, laughed hard and had a zest for life like no other. There will not be a day that goes by that I don’t think of you at least once Uncle Mo. Thank you for everything and may God Bless you.

Mo and Dorothy were very special to my late mother (Dorothy's cousin), Helen Roundy, of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.  She spoke so highly of them and I quickly realized, even years ago as a child, why they were so dear to her.  So kind, so engaging, such sharp wit.  I am sorry for your loss, Dorothy and Nancy.  Mo was indeed a remarkable person who had such passion for his work and for his family. How fortunate Mo was to have such amazing love and support from Dorothy and Nancy.    

I was really sadden to read about Mo's passing in the "Forestry Source".  Mo, as a trustee,  really helped me hold the Western Forestry and Conservation Association together, financial, during 1985 when I was it's president.  Mo was a great booster of WFCA in helping plan it's meeting and field trips.  He was a real Forester's Forester!  I was lucky to know him and have him work with me for several years.
Russ Hudson