OBITUARY

Harriet B. Oberdorf

May 21, 1939November 2, 2018
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Harriet B. Oberdorf, 79, passed away on November 2, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was born on May 21, 1939 to the late Clara and Guy Colburn in Boston, MA. She is preceded in death by her husband Clarence B. Oberdorf, twin sons Gary and Glen and granddaughter Anne Marie Weaver, her brothers; Robert, Edward, and David, and her sisters; Clara, Joyce, Norma, Beverly and Judy.

Mom was a devoted Navy wife, mother and Nana. She was dedicated to her family, loved to cook, especially family dinner on Sundays. A woman of many talents and passions for sewing, knitting, candy making, and cake decorating. She was a Girl Scout Leader, Avon representative and children’s advocate. Mom was independent, confident, courageous and generous to a fault.

She is survived by daughters Linda Weaver (Gary) and Brenda Toone; grandchildren, Jean-Marie Parke (Graydon), Melanie Butler (Stephen), Stephanie Hendershot (James), Gary Weaver, II (Anna), and Daniel Toone. She is also survived by 6 great grandchildren, Braden, Seth, Brody, Finnegan, Ainsley and Jameson. Also survived by her brother, Donald Colburn.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. with a visitation one hour prior at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, 4889 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach, VA. She will be buried with her husband at Arlington National Cemetery on a later date. You may share memories and offer your condolences at www.smithandwilliamskempsville.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Clarence B. Oberdorf, Husband
  • Linda Weaver and her husband Gary, Daughter
  • Brenda Toone, Daughter
  • Donald Colburn, Brother
  • She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jean-Marie Parke (Graydon), Melanie Butler (Stephen), Stephanie Hendershot (James), Gary Weaver, II (Anna), and Daniel Toone. She is also survived by 6 great grandchildren, Braden, Seth, Brody, Finnegan, Ainsley and Jameson.

    She is preceded in death by her twin sons, Gary and Glen; granddaughter Anne Marie Weaver; her brothers, Robert, Edward, and David; and her sisters, Clara, Joyce, Norma, Beverly and Judy.

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, November 9, 2018
REMEMBERING

Harriet B. Oberdorf

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Elaine Powers

November 8, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. Auntie Harriet was a very special lady. She will be missed by many.

Susan Reilly

November 6, 2018

Linda and Brenda; I was saddened to hear of the loss of your mom. I hope that you always remember the happy times that you shared with her. I will always remember her infectious (Colburn) laugh. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sue Reilly

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Biography

Harriet B. Oberdorf, 79, passed away on November 2, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was born on May 21, 1939 to the late Clara and Guy Colburn in Boston, MA. She is preceded in death by her husband Clarence B. Oberdorf, twin sons Gary and Glen and granddaughter Anne Marie Weaver, her brothers; Robert, Edward, and David, and her sisters; Clara, Joyce, Norma, Beverly and Judy.

Mom was a devoted Navy wife, mother and Nana. She was dedicated to her family, loved to cook, especially family dinner on Sundays. A woman of many talents and passions for sewing, knitting, candy making, and cake decorating. She was a Girl Scout Leader, Avon representative and children’s advocate. Mom was independent, confident, courageous and generous to a fault.

She is survived by daughters Linda Weaver (Gary) and Brenda Toone; grandchildren, Jean-Marie Parke (Graydon), Melanie Butler (Stephen), Stephanie Hendershot (James), Gary Weaver, II (Anna), and Daniel Toone. She is also survived by 6 great grandchildren, Braden, Seth, Brody, Finnegan, Ainsley and Jameson. Also survived by her brother, Donald Colburn.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. with a visitation one hour prior at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, 4889 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach, VA. She will be buried with her husband at Arlington National Cemetery on a later date. You may share memories and offer your condolences at www.smithandwilliamskempsville.com.