Lillian Mabelle Roberge

lillian roberge
Died on Friday, December 28, 2007 after an interesting and productive life. She was born on a horse farm in Hoey, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1918. She moved to California with her mother and two sisters as a young girl. She became a US citizen in 1939, but remained very proud of her French Canadian heritage.

Lillian worked in federal service for 55 years, beginning in the Navy Department in 1942. Then in the Post Office, the Department of Defense Supply Agency and finally in the Department of Education (Rehabilitation Services) for the final 30 years. Her work took her to Hawaii during World War II, San Diego, CA and finally to Washington, DC.

Lillian was a very self-sufficient, independent woman. She was an American Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructor and Swimming for the Handicapped Instructor and volunteered with the Red Cross for over 20 years. She took classes in Judo, art and dance. She was a supporter of the Smithsonian Museum and enjoyed beautiful clothes and fine dining. She loved small animals and regularly fed the birds and squirrels out of her hand at a park near her Washington home. In 1997, she moved to Virginia to be closer to family.

Lillian is survived by her niece, Carol Collins-Clapp and her nephew, Stephen Lambert of California. She was predeceased by her siblings, Hector Lambert, Marie Collins and Ila Lambert. Memorial contributions may be made to Capital Hospice.

Funeral Home:

Money & King Funeral Home

171 W. Maple Ave.

Vienna, VA

US 22180

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