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Olive Dorothy "Ollie" Vanderberry


1932 - 2011 Obituary Condolences
Olive "Ollie" Dorothy Vanderberry, 78, died Tuesday, June 7, 2011. She was the daughter of Albert and Jane Pelley and was born Sept. 23, 1932, in Main Brook, Newfoundland. She moved to the United States upon her marriage to William "Van" Vanderberry (deceased in 2003) in 1959.
Throughout their 44 years of marriage, Van's U.S. Air Force career and their desire to be near friends and family afforded them the opportunity to travel extensively and reside in numerous locations across the United States and overseas.
Ollie was a devoted wife, mother and accomplished designer and seamstress, having had the opportunity to outfit performers on stage and television, as well as to share her craft with friends and family throughout her life.
She is survived by her daughter Kathryn LaMons and her husband, William, of Brooksville, Fla.; sons Col. Robin Vanderberry and his wife, Brenda, of Las Vegas, Nev., and CW5 William (Dean) Vanderberry and his wife, Joyce, of Savannah, Ga; grandchildren Jason, Cinnamon and Peter; great-grandchildren Tatiana, Izaya, Xander and Brox; sister Jean Gillette and her husband, Everett, of Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Calvin Pelley and his wife, Queen, of Port Anson, Newfoundland; and brothers-in-law James Vanderberry and his wife, Catherine, of Bossier City, La., and George Ferris of Norfolk, Va.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2011, at the Hunter Army Air Field Base chapel.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, remembrances be sent in her memory to the .
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from June 9 to July 9, 2011
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