Bert Oliver McCabe Peterson, age 73, of Anderson, SC, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2022, at Rainey Hospice House.
Born November 5, 1948, in Savannah, GA, she was the daughter of the late Jack Howard Oliver and Marion Judkins Oliver.
Bert was a 1966 graduate of Jenkins High School and received a bachelor’s of education degree from Columbia College. A lifelong educator, Bert’s passion in life was her 30 plus year teaching career. She enjoyed dancing, sports, and beach music. She was a loving mother and grandmother who cherished spending time with her grandchildren. She will be remembered by many as a passionate and caring individual who tirelessly gave her time, resources, and love to numerous people, and of course, her dogs.
She is survived by her children, Drew McCabe (Lesley), and Ashley McCabe Wolfe-Elder (Chris); three sisters, Shirley Oliver Donaldson (Glenn), Jenny Oliver Brearton (Chris), Lee Oliver Tunilla (Randy); and seven grandchildren, Ann Carson McCabe, Andrew Cameron McCabe, Adam Caleb McCabe, Olivia Marion Mowat, Claudia Elizabeth Mowat, William James McCabe Mowat, and Florence Mary Diana Wolfe-Elder.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Troy Waring McCabe.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 in Bonaventure Cemetery.
RIP, Bert! We will always fondly remember those Saturdays cooking burgers and enjoying the company while young newly weds with limited income. Also, the memorable weekend trips to Union and Spartanburg to attend Clemson/GT games. You will always be part of our lives and memories! Sincerely, Brooks and Nonie
- Brooks and Nonie Youmans, Peachtree City, Georgia
Shirley, I was so sorry to hear about Bert. I know she will be truly missed. My prayers are with you and your family in this time of loss. Dale
- Dale Peterson Murray, Savannah, Ga
Shirley I’m sorry to hear about Bert. She will be missed. My prayers are with you and your family.
- Hope Weeks Lassiter, Savannah, GA
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Bert was a very good friend in middle school and high school. She was always so bubbly and full of energy. I am so glad that she made so many people happy.
- Celia Dunn, DMD, EVANS, GA
My thoughts and prayers are with Bert’s family. I grew up in Kensington Park with Bert and she was like a sister to me through high school. I remember fondly her energy and enthusiasm and she was soooo much fun to be around! She was a dedicated and dear friend to many and was loved by the masses. She will be sorely missed! Rest In Peace precious soul…..we will never forget you and we will always have a place in our hearts for you. With love & sympathy to her Family & close friends, Gay Mayfield
- Gay Mayfield , Savannah, Georgia 31405
Shirley, I am so sorry to learn of your loss. I knew Bert best when she was 10 years old, always full of energy, smiling and happy. I'm sure she carried these traits with her throughout her life. She will be missed.
- Michael Barry, Jupiter, FL
Shirley so very sad to hear about Bert. Like the sun I just figured she would come up every morning. Was really shaken by her passing. If I can do anything please let me know. My deepest condolences.
- Stephen Lennox, Forsyth, Ga