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Hope "Hopie" Harris Oldenburgh
Birth: Jan. 27, 1927
Penobscot County
Maine, USA
Death: Dec. 16, 2009
Penobscot County
Maine, USA

Published in Bangor Daily News on Thursday, December 17, 2009

LINCOLN - Hope Harris Oldenburgh, 82, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009. Hope was born Jan. 27, 1927, in Howland. She was a dedicated mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed watching sports, especially her beloved Red Sox. Hope attended Howland High School. She worked at many local companies after high school, but the majority of her life was being a dedicated wife and mother, raising her five sons and one daughter. Hope was predeceased by her parents, Forrest Adelbert Harris Sr. and Celia Irene (Veino) Harris; her husband of 56 years, Birchum Allen "Rusty" Oldenburgh; brother, Forrest "Fod" Harris of Howland; and stepbrother, Gerald Harris. Hope is survived by her brother, James Weldon Harris of Baileyville; sister-in-law, Birgit Harris of Howland; stepson, William Crocker and his wife, Brenda, of Lincoln; sons, Douglas Oldenburgh of Spindale, N.C., Daniel Oldenburgh and companion, Virginia Soucy, of Ridgecrest, Calif., Rick Oldenburgh and companion, Mary Schmidt, of Albuquerque, N.M., James Oldenburgh and companion, Wendi Ireland, of Lincoln and Paul Oldenburgh of Houston, Texas; daughter, Melissa Oldenburgh and companion, Cody Wells, of Clarksville, Ind.; grandchildren, Dina, Dawn Marie, Billy, Jana, John, Phillip, Kayla, Thomas, Inger, Ashleigh, Kristie and Nikki; and several great-grandchildren. Visitation with the family will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln, where a celebration of life will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19. A spring burial will be scheduled at a later date. Flowers may be sent in care of Clay Funeral Home or if you desire, memorial contributions in Hope's name may be directed to the , One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086 or the Lincoln Honor Guard, P.O. Box 496, Lincoln, ME 04457. To sign the guest book, visit

Family links: 
  Forrest Adelbert Harris (1900 - 1965)
  Celia Irene Veino Harris (1910 - 1971)
  Birchum Allen Oldenburgh (1923 - 2007)
  Gerald Daniel Harris (1922 - 2001)**
  Hope Harris Oldenburgh (1927 - 2009)
  Douglas Allen Harris (1928 - 1928)*
  Forrest Adelbert Harris (1932 - 2008)*
*Calculated relationship
West Broadway Cemetery
Penobscot County
Maine, USA
Created by: Bonnie Maskery
Record added: Mar 29, 2012
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Hope Hopie <i>Harris</i> Oldenburgh
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Hope Hopie <i>Harris</i> Oldenburgh
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- heavens just 'round the bend
 Added: Jun. 21, 2013
Dearest, You left such a wonderful legacy through your lifetime of love and devotion to your family. All of my cousins were blessed to have such a wonderful mother. Your guiding light will shine forever through them and through all those that knew you...(Read more)
- Bonnie Maskery
 Added: May. 13, 2012
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