Don Allen Berger was born Aug. 22, 1940, in Quay to John and Eunice Rickman Berger. He received his early education in Quay and graduated from Quay High School class of 1958. He attended Warner Junior College on a basketball scholarship. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science degree.. He taught science, math, and coached girls' basketball in Mannford. He also held teaching positions at Central High in Tulsa and Agra. He pipelined for F.D. Curtis, Cleveland X-Ray, Chuck Burch, Central X-Ray and Don Edwards, Edwards Pipeline. In 1986 he moved to Vallejo, Calif., and was employed by Mare Island Navel Shipyard as a Health Physicist, later with Westinghouse/Hanford, Richland, Wash. He returned to Yale in 1996. He married Jerry Edwards Clayman Feb. 7, 1959. He later was married to Carol Nelson Nov. 11, 1976. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Yale and enjoyed fishing and hunting.