Alberta Brinkman Obituary
 
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Alberta (Perdew) Brinkman

September 6, 1927 - March 28, 2014
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Alberta Lee (Perdew) Brinkman, 86, died in the hospital in Anniston, Alabama on March 28, 2014. She was residing in Weaver, Alabama at the time of her death. Her funeral is on Saturday, April 5, 2014, in the sanctuary of Weaver First United Methodist Church. The family is receiving visitors at 10:30 a.m., and the funeral begins at 11:30 with The Rev. Lynn Dimon presiding. Mrs. Brinkman was born on September 6, 1927 in Cumberland, Maryland, the only child of Harry O. and Pearl E. (Logue) Perdew. A graduate of Alleghany High School, she was inspired to become a nurse after witnessing the death of her father at the age of 16. Alberta...
Alberta Lee (Perdew) Brinkman, 86, died in the hospital in Anniston, Alabama on March 28, 2014. She was residing in Weaver, Alabama at the time of her death. Her funeral is on Saturday, April 5, 2014, in the sanctuary of Weaver First United Methodist Church. The family is receiving visitors at 10:30 a.m., and the funeral begins at 11:30 with The Rev. Lynn Dimon presiding.

Mrs. Brinkman was born on September 6, 1927 in Cumberland, Maryland, the only child of Harry O. and Pearl E. (Logue) Perdew. A graduate of Alleghany High School, she was inspired to become a nurse after witnessing the death of her father at the age of 16. Alberta attended nursing school during which time she secretly married Fredrick M. Brinkman in 1945.

Known as "Aunt Bert" by her nieces and nephews, she was recently described by a nephew in the years before she had children as "a cool bobby-soxer with great pizzaz! A great woman!"

She was a practicing RN until the birth of her second son in 1952.

After traveling the nation with her engineer husband, Alberta and family finally settled in Huntsville, Alabama in 1963. She lost her husband in 1974 and continued to call Huntsville home until coming to live with her eldest son in 2005. A crossword puzzler and voracious reader, she was nicknamed "Book Woman" by her family. So being, she was delighted that her daughter-in-law works for the public library.

Also known for her wry wit and quick smile, "Ms. Alberta" is especially missed by her "back pew buddies" at Weaver First United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Brinkman is survived by sons Michael L. Brinkman (Kathy) of Weaver, Alabama and Richard W. Brinkman of Cairns, North Queensland, Australia, granddaughters Kiflyn Fishel (Matt) of Springfield, Virginia and Skye McKinney (Tim) of Huntsville, and great-grandchildren Colin, Kaegan, and Lily McKinney and Elliott Fishel.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Public Library of Aniston-Calhoun County for the Friends of the Library in Alberta's honor.

Finally, the family thanks the staffs of Stringfellow Memorial Hospital and Chapel Hill Funeral Home for their kindness and consideration.

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