Mary Louise Borger Oberg



Palm Harbor, FL - Mary Louise Borger Oberg died April 17, 2013 at her residence in Palm Harbor, Florida, peacefully and with her children in attendance.

Mary was born January 27, 1926 in Washington, DC to George Ignatius Borger, Sr., and Mary Margaret Rea Borger. She graduated from Holy Cross Academy in 1944 and attended Georgetown Visitation College. A blind date after WWII in 1946 introduced her to Lieutenant John J.W. Oberg, USAF, also of Washington, and they married there a year later.

Together Mary and John raised four children, Chris (Carol) of Bowie, MD, Marti of Tarpon Springs, FL, Julia Murray (Jim) of Crestview, FL, and Jim (Deborah) of Coarsegold, CA. They have five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. John predeceased her in December 2009.

During John's career in the USAF, Mary and John lived in various places, including Sacramento, CA, San Antonio, TX, Montgomery, AL, Washington, DC, Omaha, NE, Honolulu, HI, and Denver, CO. After John's military retirement, they returned to Washington and then later moved to Gainesville, FL where they resided for more than 30 years.

Mary enjoyed playing golf and volunteered for many years at North Florida Regional Hospital in Gainesville. Mary had also participated in volunteer services with the American Red Cross. She participated in a variety of church activities and enjoyed needle crafts of all sorts. Mary and John enjoyed traveling, domestically and internationally, and regularly attended reunions of WWII veterans groups here and overseas.

A Visitation will be held at Forest Meadows Funeral Home in Gainesville on Friday, April 26, 2013 between 3 pm and 5 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Faith Catholic Church in Gainesville, FL at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 27th, 2013. She will be inurned with John at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation in Mary's name to either Suncoast Hospice or the Wounded Warrior Project.

Arrangements are under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 725 NW 23rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609. Please sign her guestbook at

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Forest Meadows Funeral Home and Cemeteries
725 NW 23rd Avenue Gainesville, FL 32609
(800) 958-2528

Published in Gainesville Sun from Apr. 21 to Apr. 22, 2013