Evelyn Ober (1922 - 2014)

Obituary
  • "Evelyn was a sweet, kind and intelligent woman. She will..."
    - Barbara Graham
  • "Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time."
    - Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors

March 23, 1922 - April 10, 2014

Evelyn Ober, daughter of Oscar and Beda Coleman, was born March 23, 1922 in Burleigh, ND and departed this life on April 10.

After graduating from Regan High School, she worked for the Bureau of Labor Statistics in Bismarck. She later moved to Chicago to work for Federal Electric, which had re-tooled to make war equipment.

Eventually, she moved to Calif., and met Rodney Ober. They were married in 1946 when he returned from the war. They settled in Whittier, CA where Rodney worked for the Department of Corrections and Evelyn worked for the Kern County Municipal Court system. They both retired from those jobs.

After spending some time at Lake Tahoe, they retired to Woodland in 1982. They enjoyed many years of traveling to 48 states.

After Rodney's death, Evelyn took up line dancing, crafts and exercising at the Senior Center. She was an active member of Woodland United Methodist Church and UMW, always helping wherever she was needed.

When it became necessary to move to assisted living at St. John's Retirement Village, she maintained her exercise program, played bingo, and loved word games.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four siblings; her husband of 45 years, Rodney and daughter, Kristi Barker.

She is survived by her daughter, Heidi Maro; grandchildren, Amy and Michael (Maria) Maro; sister, Aldeen Engelbretson of North Dakota; son-in-law, John Barker; and many nieces and nephews.

Burial arrangements in Whittier, CA were made by Kraft Brothers.

A Celebration of life will be held at Woodland United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 17 at 1 p.m. Donations in her memory may be made to the Woodland UMC Memorial Fund.

Funeral Home
Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors
175 Second Street Woodland, CA 95695
(530) 662-4658
Funeral Home Details
Published in Daily Democrat on May 11, 2014
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