|Harriet Jung Eiwen, 94|
|Written by TRF Times|
Charlottesville, Va. - Harriet Jung Eiwen, 94, vice president of Daubers Inc., died of natural causes on Monday, May 28, at the Hospice House in Charlottesville, Va.
A memorial service will be held in Arlington, Va. at Walker Chapel Church at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 16.
Harriet was born July 28, 1917, to Carl Herbert and Edith Koerbitz Jung in Thief River Falls. Her first regular employment was in her father’s bakery, Jung’s Bakery, where she learned to love and make the highest-quality baked goods and fresh bread. Upon graduation from Lincoln High School in 1935, she and her best friend Clarice Jaranson moved to Washington, D.C., as Government Girls in support of the New Deal. There she met Charles Jacob Eiwen from The Bronx, N.Y. They married in 1942, and had four children, two daughters and two sons.
The Eiwens moved from Washington in 1952 to suburban Arlington where Harriet spent the next twenty years raising her children. She was an active member of Walker Chapel Church, The Potomac Women’s Club, and contributed as a Golden Circle Donor to the Kennedy Center. In 1965, she and her husband went into business for themselves purchasing Carl Daubers and Sons Electrical Service in Washington, D.C. They incorporated the business renaming it Daubers Inc. and directed its business to the repair of commercial appliances in the Washington area.
In 2001, she was given Honorary Mention in the search for Virginia's outstanding older workers by Green Thumb, Inc.
Harriet was a prize-winning sharpshooter. When she got homesick in Washington, she asked her father to send her rifle so that she and Clarice could practice shooting at a D.C. firing range.
She was a Girl Scout leader who instilled in her children and grandchildren a love of nature and concern for the environment. She was also a compassionate Christian, whose interest in social and racial justice inspired friends and neighbors.
Even though she moved from Thief River Falls in the 1930s, Harriet never forgot the city that she grew up in. Her children learned how to fill donuts in her fathers bakery and catch catfish below the damn. Thief River Falls was always on her mind.
She is survived by her daughter Emily Drake of Charlottesville, her son Charles H. Eiwen of Fredericksburg, and six grandchildren.
Harriet was preceded in death by her son Richard; her husband Charles; and her daughter Evelyn.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to The Newton & Wilma Thomas Hospice House, 501 Park Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902.