Dorothy Irene (Roseburg) ObergJuly 2, 1924 ~ February 4, 2017 (age 92)
Dorothy Irene Oberg, age 92, passed peacefully on February 4, 2017 at her assisted living home in Gresham. She had been under the loving care of her caregivers at Brookdale Mt. Hood, her close friends who were by her side continually, and her immediate family who were with her at the time of her passing. She is predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Ralph, and survived by her daughter Jan (Bob), adopted daughter Deanna, grandchildren Dawn (Wes) and Dan (Chamyli), and great-grandchildren Jordan, Adelaine, and Andrew.
Dorothy was born in Portland, Oregon to Carl and Johanna Roseburg. She graduated from Franklin high school in Portland, was married to Ralph in Portland, and lived a very active and fulfilling life in the Portland area until her passing. Dorothy was the recipient of numerous awards and honors for her tireless work on behalf of the Greater Portland Women’s Bowling Association, the Oregon State WBA, and the Women’s International Bowling Congress (WIBC). Dorothy started work for the Portland Bowling Association as a bookkeeper and office manager and rose to the ranks of President of the GPWBA and was elected to various directorships within the state and national bowling organizations. Her name is placed on a permanent display at the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame in St Louis, Mo, for her life-time achievements on behalf of WIBC.
Dorothy made life-long friends in whatever she did, be it at her Church, her many bowling affiliations, her community endeavors, and at her Brookdale living community. At the time of her passing she was President of the residents committee at Brookdale and led bible studies during the week for her fellow residents. Her favorite pastime was playing card games. She was an avid bridge player and any other card game where she could gather with friends and family for a “friendly” game. She was a gentle and kind soul, but in the words one of her friends at Brookdale –“she was a force to be reckoned with.”
On the occasion of her 90th birthday, Dorothy was asked for the secret to her longevity. Her response typified her approach to life: "Count your blessings, worship our God, and stay positive."