Susan Marie (Oeters) Bolen

January 22, 1947 ~ July 20, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old


Susan Marie Oeters Bolen, 76, passed away on July 20, 2023, at her residence in Williamsburg, Virginia after a brief illness. She was born to the late Leroy and Margaret Oeters and was raised in the City of Fredericksburg before the family moved to Ferry Farms in Stafford County, Virginia. She attended Montfort Academy and then Stafford High School, where she graduated as an honor student and was active in many clubs, and was a varsity cheerleader. She then graduated as a registered nurse from the Stuart Circle Hospital School of Nursing in Richmond, Virginia. Her nursing career took her to many locations including time spent in Honolulu, Hawaii where she helped tend to American soldiers wounded in the Vietnam War.

Following her time as an RN she settled in Williamsburg, Virginia, and became active with Saint Bede Catholic Church and continued to help and inspire people through her association with the church. A dear friend of hers noted that she had a beautiful singing voice. Susan had a love for gardening and would often be seen tending to plants and flowers around her apartment project.

She committed her life to the service of her savior Jesus Christ who has called her home. She is survived by a brother, William "Bill" Oeters and his wife Lynn, nephews, Devon Oeters and Brian Oeters (Melissa), and grandnephew, Archer.

A memorial mass will be held at 1:00 p.m., August 19, 2023, at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.  Donations may also be made to Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, Va. 23188, in memory of Susan.

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Life Beyond

© Sue Walkinshaw
I feel the warmth upon my face as I enter the land of God’s good grace,
Friends and loved ones gone before, waiting here beyond the door.
With open arms they welcome me, amazement in my eyes they see.
They look so well and at their best, beauty beholds them now they rest.

I walk across the grass so green, the greenest grass I’ve ever seen,
I jump and skip and bounce on air, it’s almost like there’s nothing there.
A sky of blue, not a cloud in sight, perpetual day no darkest night.
Every flower is in full bloom, undefined colors of every hue.

The streams and rivers crystal clear, no rubbish or decay found here.
The sea is calm and turquoise blue, I long to test it, wouldn’t you?
The softest sand beneath my feet, at the waters edge where they both meet.
The warmest waters gently flow, bathing me from head to toe.

A city built of alabaster walls, where translucent light eliminates the halls.
Theatres of music and concerts too, magnificent galleries for all to view.
Amazing sights for me to see, I just wander in, there’s no entrance fee.
Libraries stacked with books galore, history, science and many more.

The celestial sun does forever shine, it’s a perfect temperature all the time.
Orchards here overflow with fruit, a taste in itself that is quite exquisite.
I’m told it will help my soul to restore, pick what I like, there is plenty more.
This ethereal plain is a pure delight, it’s my new home, my God given right.

There is nothing here to cause me fear, the lord protects within his sphere.
An infinity of perfect peace, from the toils of earth I am now released.
I have landed on a higher realm, in perfect harmony to forever dwell.
So believe when I tell you my dear friends, you cannot die, life never ends.

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Memorial Mass
August 19, 2023

1:00 PM
National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham
520 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185


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