Lee O. Holmberg
Lee O. Holmberg
  • March 13, 1932 - May 31, 2017
  • Ashburn, Virginia

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Lee Ohlbaum Holmberg, 85, beloved wife of Captain Lennart G. Holmberg, USN (Ret.), passed away in her home on May 31, 2017, following a lengthy illness.
Her daughter Susan Lee Holmberg, PhD, preceded her in death.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, to the late Dorothea and Clarence Ohlbaum, MD, she attended the Berkeley Carroll School. Lee was a graduate of Wheaton College, Norton, MA, with a degree in music. She was an accomplished pianist and choral soloist.

Lee was the quintessential Navy wife, making beautiful homes in Monterey, CA; Millis, MA; Newport, RI; and McLean, VA. A dedicated supporter of her husband's career, she held many roles from stay-at-home mother to assuming legal administrative duties. Her volunteer affiliations included: Womens's Club of Newport, RI; Women's Club of McLean, VA; Navy Relief Society; Daughters of the American Revolution; American Legion Auxiliary; and lifetime member and soloist in various choirs.

She and her husband lived in McLean, VA, for over 45 years and, following his retirement more recently, in The Ashby Ponds Community in Ashburn, VA.

A funeral service celebrating her life will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, McLean, VA, at a later date with interment at Arlington National Cemetery.