Barbara Jean Pendleton Berger, 81, of Stanardsville, Va., passed away surrounded by her family on Thursday, February 7, 2019. Born on April 4, 1937, in Washington, D.C., Barbara was the daughter of Clarence Pendleton and Mary Bondurant Pendleton. She was predeceased by her husband, George Berger. She is survived by her sister, Linda Sadler and Bland; her children, Michael Fabrizio and Kay, Valerie Ross and Tod, and Judy Berger; her grandchildren, Lauryn Fabrizio, Christianna Derlinga, and Stephen Berger; her great-grandchildren, Michael and Christian Derlinga; several nieces and nephews; and her very spoiled puppy dog, Priska. Barbara and her family settled on a small farm in Orange County in the early 70's, where Barbara taught her children love and respect for the land that she acquired spending summers on her mother's family farm in Farmville, Va. When her children got older, Barbara embarked on a career in geriatrics that would span over 30 years and benefit thousands of local residents with senior care, family support, and employment opportunities. She began as a social worker at the Orange County Nursing Home, and ten years lateralong with her business partnersdeveloped Evergreene Retirement Village, a multi-level retirement community in Stanardsville, Va., which she sold in 1998. After retirement she continued to consult and volunteer for the Alzheimer's Association and Jefferson Area Board for Aging. Barbara loved her family and friends deeply and enjoyed her horse, Teddy and her dog, Prissy. She shared spiritual respite with her companions at Shepherd of the Hills Catholic Church and attended a Woman's Cursillo Weekend in 1993. She was most peaceful relaxing at her Florida beach house, painting water colors and eating oysters with friends at the neighboring Matanza's Inlet Restaurant. Barbara came home to Evergreene (now called Grace), where she spent the last four years of her life. A celebration of Barbara's amazing life will be held at Shepherd of the Hills Catholic Church, 6562 Amicus Road, Quinque, Va., on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at 11 a.m.

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