|Lyndall was born and raised in western South Dakota. She attended grade and high school in Interior. After high school, she spent the summers attending summer school in Spearfish and the winters teaching in country schools. She completed business college in 1929 but jobs were impossible to find. Lyndall went back to teaching and taught until 1933 when she married Baxter Berry and became a wife and workmate.
The Berry's survived the depression and welcomed the challenge of assembling one of South Dakota’s largest and finest ranches. Lyndall’s educational background qualified her to be the bookkeeper, paymaster and tax preparer. When the American Scotch Highland Cattle Association was formed she assumed the office of Secretary-Treasurer. Lyndall supported the sport of rodeo, acting as a Secretary and Judge of Rodeo Queens at many rodeos. <p>Lyndall served as secretary of the American Scotch Highland Breeder’s Association from 1951 to 1958. She assisted in the formation of a registry for Highland Cattle in the United States and published a series of promotional booklets. <p>Lyndall Berry was a member of the South Dakota Stockgrowers, Cowbelles (National and Local), American Scotch Highland Breeder’s Association, Highland Cattle Society of Scotland (Honorary) and the National Cutting Horse Association. Lyndall has been awarded an Honorary Director of the South Dakota Hall of Fame.
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