IRMA JEAN OBERG was called home on Friday, February 15, 2019 at the age of 93.
She was born on July 1, 1925 in Raymond, Alberta to Nephi and Jessie Atwood, the eldest daughter in a family of seventeen siblings.
She married Filip K. Oberg in 1944 and raised three loving children. She was deeply devoted to her children in all aspects of their lives. That commitment continued as she lovingly contributed to the growth and development of seventeen grandchildren. Her family was her biggest pride. After the death of her parents, both Irma and Filip acted as surrogate parents to several of her younger siblings as they grew to gain their own independence.
To all who knew her, Irma was a unique and caring individual who touched the lives and hearts of all. Filip and Irma thoroughly enjoyed trailering with their many, many friends and frequently taking two or three grandchildren along. There wasn’t a single grandchild who didn’t benefit from a homemade pair of “Grandma’s Brand” denim jeans. Irma could be counted upon to liven up any card game or gathering with her enthusiasm and laughter. We will miss her every day.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Filip, of 56 years; brothers Lenard, Elden, Raymond, Lindsey, Logan, Gilbert, and Max; sisters Georgia Briggs, Nila Cook and Joyce Davies; and great grandchild, Nolyn Anderson.
She is survived by her children Gary (Margaret), Dennis (Charleen) and Alma (Dale) Williams; seventeen grandchildren and thirty-eight great grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Raymond Good Samaritan Lodge and the Raymond Health Care Centre for their care and attention in Irma’s last days.
A Celebration of her Life will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019 with a meet the family at 11:00 - 11:50 a.m. and the Funeral Service will begin at noon at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 10th AVENUE CHAPEL, 1912 – 10th Avenue South in Lethbridge with Branch President Lanny Howard officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge.