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Vera L. Sieben

April 3, 1924 - November 30, 2018

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In Lieu of Flowers: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 300 Memphis, TN 38148.

Obituaries » Vera L. Sieben

DATELINE: Rockaway Township

Vera L. Sieben, 94, was reunited with her loving husband, Buddy, in the presence of Jesus in heaven on Friday, November 30, after a brief illness.

Born in Tottenham, West London, England to William Kelly and Lily (Tomlin) Kelly, Vera served with the Women’s Royal Naval Service during World War II. She married her G.I. beau and came to America after the war. Living first in Newark before moving to Dover, Vera was a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker.

She will always be remembered for her delicious Christmas cookies, for singing as she kept a meticulously clean house, and for making every holiday a festive event. She was happiest surrounded by family members laughing and playing games, and holding the occasional new addition to the family on her lap.

For many years, Mrs. Sieben was a member of Cosmopolitan Associates, an organization for World War II war brides, serving as the Boonton chapter secretary. The club provided social activities through which she and her husband developed life-long friendships. In their retirement years, Vera and Buddy took many trips to visit the casinos in Atlantic City before his death in 2007.

Surviving are her children Veronica Krautheim of San Diego, Joanne of Toms River, Angela Weigle and her husband Jack of Newton, Kelly of San Diego, and Michael of Altamonte Springs, Florida, as well as six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and sister war bride and dear friend, Evelyn Goodman of Parsippany.

A mass to celebrate the life of Vera Sieben will be held at St. Clement Pope & Martyr Church in Rockaway Township in the spring. Interment beside her husband will follow at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 300 Memphis, TN 38148.