ORWELL — A gathering to celebrate the life of Zelda A. Oldenburg 80, who died June 27, 2012 at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury, VT after a long battle with Alzheimer’s will be held on Saturday, July 14th beginning at 2 p.m. at the Grange in Bridgewater, VT. Please come dressed comfortably and share your favorite stories about Zelda. A private burial service will be held in the Baker Hill Cemetery in Bridgewater Center.
She was born on September 4, 1931 in Bridgewater, VT the daughter of Evan and Ella Sawyer Hadley.
Zelda was well known for her Halloween fudge and the food she prepared at Jim and Zel’s Corner Store. She loved to fish, read and play solitaire in her spare time. Above all, she was dedicated to her family.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years Jim, Sr. of Orwell, VT, their four children; Jane Miner of Shoreham, Jim Oldenburg, Jr. of Shoreham, Pete Oldenburg of Orwell, VT, and Mitch Oldenburg of Shoreham; nine grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; six siblings; June Waters, Bob Sawyer, Donald Sawyer, Jim Sawyer, Patty Hadley, and Sandy Lynds all of Bridgewater.
She was predeceased by her parents; three brothers; Paul, Edmund and Richard Sawyer; and one sister, Betty Lou Hadley.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 300 Cornerstone Drive, Suite 128, Williston, VT 05495
Arrangements are under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock, Vermont. Condolences may be offered at cabotfh.com
This obituary first appeared in the July 12, 2012 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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