Fallen Warriors

Harriet Brattain - Class Of 1969



VIRGINIA BEACH - Harriet Jane Brattain, 59, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010. Born in Greensboro, S.C., she had been a longtime member and elder of Community Presbyterian Church of Hampton.
Jane Brattain was a planner for military facilities for more than 30 years. She worked at Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic, and Headquarters, United States Marine Corps. Upon retirement from federal service, she was employed in the private sector for both URS and AECOM working in global shore infrastructure planning, military construction projects, and other facility based planning. Jane was a member of the Society of American Military Engineers, the American Planning Association (Past President of the Federal Planning Division), the American Institute of Certified Planners, and the Federal Executives Association. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and many other charitable and non-profit organizations.
She is survived by many cousins and their families.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home, 245 S. Armistead Ave, Hampton, VA 23669 by the Rev. Ernest L. Gardner III and the Rev. Arthur Jensen, with interment to follow in Parklawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 PM at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to Community Presbyterian Church, 400 Fox Hill Road, Hampton, VA 23669. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


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12/09/10 10:05 PM #1    

Bonnie Bridger (Mittelmaier) (1969)

Harriet Jane Brattain was such a sweet, quiet, smart girl.  She was usually assigned to my homeroom since we were both "B" last names.  I remember Harriet all the way from 7th grade at Syms up through our senior year at KHS when we were together in our last homeroom.  Reading all of her career and life accomplishments makes me stand in awe of her abilities and her grace.  Harriet and Jeff Petterson (KHS 69) shared a lifetime of very close friendship and more.  My heart goes out to Jeff especially as he will have to go on without his dear Harriet.  But maybe not, I think although she is far away in the arms of heaven, she will find a way to shine her light on him perpetually.  Shine on Harriet. 

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