Born in New York City, Ms. Berg moved to Tucson with her family at age 12 because she suffered from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. She attended Tucson High School and the University of Arizona, and was a lifelong poet. A participant in the civil rights movement, she worked to help desegregate lunch counters in Tucson. She was president of the residents’ council at Handmaker.
Survivors include her children, Simone Berg of Phoenix and Michael Berg of Tucson, siblings Nancy Grossman of New York City, Janet Axler of Cleveland, Michael Grossman of Los Angeles and Deborah Harris of Phoenix.
Services were held at East Lawn Palms Cemetery with Rabbi Robert Eisen of Congregation Anshei Israel officiating.