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Vera Haberman

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Aspen, CO Colorado

A longtime Aspen resident, Vera Haberman, died in Denver on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009.

Born Vera Henrietta Woehl in Hamburg, Germany, in 1914, she immigrated to the United States in 1933 and worked as a dental hygienist in New York City. In 1939, she married Oscar Karl Haberman and they resided in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., until his retirement in 1968. In 1970, they built a home in the Mountain Valley subdivision of Aspen. Vera enjoyed skiing, hiking, camping, and sailing (Ruedi Reservoir). She balanced an active sport life with devoting time to her beloved grandchildren, entertaining friends, and producing a variety of artwork. In later years of her life, she traveled many parts of the world. She moved to Denver in June of 2008 due to declining health.

A dedicated volunteer, Vera worked many years at the Aspen Historical Society, The Thrift Shop, and Aspen Valley Hospital. She thoroughly enjoyed her community service activities and her life was enriched by all the people she met in association.

Preceded in death by her husband in 1995, she is survived by her son, Richard Haberman of Aspen and daughter, Heidi Cross of Pinehurst, N.C. She leaves granddaughters Molly Haberman of Carbondale, Heidi Haberman Evans of Golden, Samantha Haberman of Aspen and grandsons Jeffrey Marks of Virginia Beach, Va. and Ryan Marks of Longwood, Fla. Two great-granddaughters reside in Virginia Beach.

A graveside memorial service and celebration of her life will be held in the summer.


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