Selma Bertha “Bobbie” KoehlerAge: 911917–2009
- Selma Bertha “Bobbie” Koehler
- Given names
- Selma Bertha
- Married name
- Selma Bertha Harbour
|Birth|| June 2, 1917 38 36|
|Birth of a sister||Dorothy Irene “Dolly” Koehler|
July 18, 1919 (Age 2)
|Residence|| 1920 (Age 2)|
Note: US Census 1920
|Death of a maternal grandmother||Henriette Wilhelmine Dalchau|
February 14, 1922 – 5 ab. (Age 4) Age: 82 J.
Note: Witwe Henriette-Wilhelmine Kosak/Kasak, geb. Dalchau
|Death of a mother||Helene Martha Kosak|
January 28, 1936 (Age 18)
|Death of a father||Julius Albert Kehler|
April 24, 1958 (Age 40)
|Death of a husband||Col. Dave Harbour|
1988 (Age 70)
|Residence|| 1988 (Age 70)|
|Death of a sister||Amilda Henretta “Mildred” Koehler|
March 4, 1989 (Age 71)
|Residence|| 1989 (Age 71)|
|Death of a sister||Martha Natalie Koehler|
November 26, 1990 (Age 73)
|Death of a brother||Wilbert Friedrick Koehler|
August 14, 1996 (Age 79) Age: 83 J.
Note: Dr. Wilbert K. Koehler, 83, of Monterey, Calif., former physics teacher for Punahou School, died Aug. 14 at home. Koehler was a retired dean and professor of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif. He also was a U.S. Navy veteran who served during World War II. Koehler is survived by wife Vivian; sons Gary and Robert; sisters Ruth Collyer, Selma Harbour and Dorothy Reed; and four grandchildren. No services.
|Death of a sister||Dorothy Irene “Dolly” Koehler|
November 6, 1999 (Age 82) Age: 80 J
Note: DOROTHY “DOLLY” KOEHLER REED, 80, of Honolulu, died Nov. 6, 1999. Born in Pittsburgh, Pa. A retired professor of mathematics at the University of Hawaii where she taught for 17 years. She also taught in Pohnpei, Japan and American Samoa and was a Fulbright grant recipient at Cornwall College, Montego Bay, Jamaica. Survived by stepson, Ross Reed; stepdaughter, Marcia Reed Whythes; sisters, Ruth Collyer and Selma Harbour; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Service 5 p.m. Wednesday at Atherton Chapel, Central Union Church. No flowers. Aloha attire. Donations to Waikiki Aquarium or charity of choice.
|Death of a sister||Ruth Helen Koehler|
September 5, 2008 (Age 91)
|Death|| February 19, 2009 (Age 91)|
|Burial|| March 16, 2009 (25 days after death)|
Cemetery: National Cemetery of the Pacific
|Family with parents - View family|
Julius Albert Kehler
Birth: June 2, 1879 — Smakuczen
Death: April 24, 1958 — Albion, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Helene Martha Kosak
Birth: April 30, 1881 54 41 — Angurklen, Kreis Tauroggen
Death: January 28, 1936 — Albion, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Marriage: April 20, 1904 — Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
17 monthselder sister
Amilda Henretta “Mildred” Koehler
Birth: October 3, 1905 26 24 — North Braddock, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Death: March 4, 1989 — Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
23 monthselder sister
Martha Natalie Koehler
Birth: September 7, 1907 28 26 — North Braddock, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Death: November 26, 1990 — Ripley, Chautauqua County, New York
2 yearselder brother
Julius Albert Arnold Koehler
Birth: January 17, 1910 30 28 — North Braddock, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Death: March 14, 1911 — North Braddock, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
18 monthselder brother
Birth: July 17, 1911 32 30 — North Braddock, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Death: April 12, 1912 — North Braddock, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
19 monthselder brother
Wilbert Friedrick Koehler
Birth: February 20, 1913 33 31 — North Braddock, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Death: August 14, 1996 — Monterey, California
2 yearselder sister
Ruth Helen Koehler
Birth: March 18, 1915 35 33 — North Braddock, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Death: September 5, 2008 — Erie, Pennsylvania
2 yearsyounger sister
Dorothy Irene “Dolly” Koehler
Birth: July 18, 1919 40 38 — North Braddock, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Death: November 6, 1999 — Honolulu, Hawaii
|Family with Col. Dave Harbour - View family|
Col. Dave Harbour
Death: 1988 —
US Census 1920
Bobbie Harbour Posted on April 3, 2009 by Kent
Just prior to our wonderful 25th Pastoral Anniversary journey one of my friends and long time MCA member, Selma (Bobbie) Harbour, died with over 91 years on planet earth under her belt. What a marvelous woman of Christ-like character and love! Bobbie leaves a legacy of love for God and people.
Following is a brief memoir of her life prepared by her family.
Anchorage resident Selma Bertha Koehler “Bobbie” Harbour, 91, died Feb. 19, 2009, in Anchorage. She passed to heaven, her family wrote, when her heart failed after nearly 92 years of service to her family, friends and many other beneficiaries of her prayer, devoted work and gifts. Bobbie follows her beloved husband, Col. Dave Harbour of Sports Afield and outdoor book writing fame, who died following a successful spring turkey hunting trip in 1988. A year later, Bobbie moved from their home in Hawaii to Anchorage to be near her son, Dave, his wife, Nancy, and their son, Billy. She had two other cherished sons, Doug of Lamar, Colo., and James of Statesboro, Ga. She enjoyed her five grandchildren, Todd, Ben, Billy, David Lee and Stacy, and four great-grandchildren, Alex, Ashleigh, Ryan and Reece.
During her 20 years in Anchorage, she lived at Cedar Crest Condominiums, Chester Park Cooperative and most recently, at the Anchorage Pioneers’ Home.
Bobbie was born of German immigrants into a North Braddock, Pa., farm life on June 2, 1917. Her parents, Julius and Martha Koehler, managed to put Bobbie, her five sisters and a brother through college during the Great Depression era. They survived most of those pre-war years without the benefit of electricity, running water or paved roads. After attending Allegheny College in Meadville, Bobbie earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina Greensboro campus in 1938 and later assisted Dave in producing hundreds of book and magazine manuscripts using a manual, Underwood typewriter, for over four decades.
An English and Latin teacher, she taught students in Honolulu from her graduation until Dec. 7, 1941. Bobbie and Dave married in Honolulu on Dec. 13, following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and he was soon assigned as a fighter pilot to New Guinea, flying P-38, P-39 and P-40 aircraft. In a 20-year Air Force career, he received many awards for valor in combat and for distinguished service. Soon after their marriage, Bobbie moved to Coleman, Texas, to bear her first son, David III, in September 1942.
Bobbie served the Lord from her marriage in 1941 until her death and developed or supported Bible study groups in Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii and Virginia. She delighted in attending the sermons and hearing the tapes produced by the Rev. Kent Redfearn of Muldoon Community Assembly.
Family members will conduct a ceremony in Honolulu at Punchbowl, the National Cemetery of the Pacific, where Bobbie will be laid to rest at her husband’s side on March 16.