Louise Mabel Obear

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Louise Mabel Obear, age 101, passed away peacefully in her home in Los Angeles, California, on February 10, 2022. She was born July 24, 1920, in Herndon, Virginia.

She was the daughter of the late Margaret C. and Daniel L. Borden, and survived her late husband Frank D. Obear, sisters Mildred Ann Burke, and Ruth Elizabeth Williams and brothers Ralph Lee Borden, Daniel Carlin Borden, and Keith Franklin Borden, and nephews Daniel and Stephen Borden.

Louise is survived by 8 nieces and nephews: Eileen McComb, Lorretta McAteer, Alice Hagan, Vincent Borden, Linda Burke, Dennis Burke, Peggy Jackson, and James T. Williams IV; and 15 great nieces and nephews: Bridget Neddo, Ellen Thigpen, Meghan Brady, John McComb, Brian McAteer, Kevin McAteer, Christopher Borden, Kenneth Borden, Mathew Hagan, Andrew Hagan, Joseph Hagan, Brittany Dugas, Katlyn Ziemianski, Corinne Bruce, and Christian Burke, and their respective families.

Louise graduated from Herndon High School, Herndon, Virgina in 1937. She worked for the U.S. Geological Survey in Washington, D.C. She moved to Los Angeles in 1952 and worked for the office of land records of U.S Department of Interior. She met her late husband Frank D. Obear in Los Angeles in 1953. They moved briefly to Coral Gables, Florida, where she worked for the U.S. Coast Guard. They returned to Los Angeles in 1954 where she cared for her ailing husband until his passing in 1980 and where she lived until her passing.

Louise was a devoted Christian throughout her long life and will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

A private family service and burial will be held at Brown’s Chapel Cemetery, Reston, Virginia.

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