In memory of
India Zerbe Jobelmann
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In memory of
India Zerbe Jobelmann
India Zerbe Jobelmann Oct. 22, 1920 - Feb. 1, 2019 India Zerbe Jobelmann died Feb. 1, 2019 of natural causes at the age of 98. India Mae Zerbe Jobelmann was born Oct. 22, 1920 in Logansport, Ind. She started learning cello at the age of nine in public school. India attended Jordan Conservatory in Indiana where she met her husband Louis Zerbe. India and her husband Louie moved to New Haven, Conn., where she was a member of the New Haven Symphony. She had appeared as a chamber music artist and soloist on the East Coast as well as a Guest Principal with the Honolulu Symphony and Principal Cellist with the Adelphi Chamber Orchestra, Britt Festival Orchestra and Portland Opera and Ballet Orchestra. She had spent much performance and study time in New York and New England. She had written many books on cello techniques. After New Haven, India and her family moved to Cedar Grove, N.J., where India taught strings in the Cedar Grove School District, cello at Montclair State College and privately at home. If that was not enough, she also was a cellist for the New Jersey Symphony. In 1971 she settled in the Portland, Ore., area where India became the Principal Cellist of the Oregon Symphony for 25 years. She was an Adjunct Professor of Cello at Lewis & Clark College and taught cello at Reed College and Portland State University. In 1976, India represented the State of Oregon at America's 200th Anniversary celebration at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. She retired from the Oregon Symphony at the age of 76 in 1995. She was also an active member of two organizations, PEO Chapter BY and Mu Phi Epsilon, where she performed often. India is also listed in the "Dictionary of International Biography," "The World's Who's Who of Women" and "The Who's Who in Music," as well as many other publications. She performed on New York City Public Radio, R.C.A. Television, the New York World's Fair and on the television film, "New String Instruments," produced by the California Academy of Science. India's first husband Louie died in 1982. In 1984 she married Herman Jobelmann who was the Principal Bass and Personnel Manager for the Oregon Symphony. They were married for 24 years until his passing in 2008. India's family includes her daughter, Lydia; two sons-in-law, Joel and Ron; four grandchildren, Fred, Tammy, Louie and Adam; and five great-grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by family, friends and former students Memorial Service for India will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 22, 2019, at Hearthstone at Murray Hill on Davies Road, Beaverton. Memorial contributions may be made in India's name to the Oregon Symphony, 921 S.W. Washington, Ste 201, Portland, OR 97205 or on line at www.orsymphony.org Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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In memory of
India Zerbe Jobelmann
India Zerbe Jobelmann Oct. 22, 1920 - Feb. 1, 2019 India Zerbe Jobelmann died Feb. 1, 2019 of natural causes at the age of 98. India Mae Zerbe Jobelmann was born Oct. 22, 1920 in Logansport, Ind. She started learning cello at the age of nine in public school. India attended Jordan Conservatory in Indiana where she met her husband Louis Zerbe. India and her husband Louie moved to New Haven, Conn., where she was a member of the New Haven Symphony. She had appeared as a chamber music artist and soloist on the East Coast as well as a Guest Principal with the Honolulu Symphony and Principal Cellist with the Adelphi Chamber Orchestra, Britt Festival Orchestra and Portland Opera and Ballet Orchestra. She had spent much performance and study time in New York and New England. She had written many books on cello techniques. After New Haven, India and her family moved to Cedar Grove, N.J., where India taught strings in the Cedar Grove School District, cello at Montclair State College and privately at home. If that was not enough, she also was a cellist for the New Jersey Symphony. In 1971 she settled in the Portland, Ore., area where India became the Principal Cellist of the Oregon Symphony for 25 years. She was an Adjunct Professor of Cello at Lewis & Clark College and taught cello at Reed College and Portland State University. In 1976, India represented the State of Oregon at America's 200th Anniversary celebration at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. She retired from the Oregon Symphony at the age of 76 in 1995. She was also an active member of two organizations, PEO Chapter BY and Mu Phi Epsilon, where she performed often. India is also listed in the "Dictionary of International Biography," "The World's Who's Who of Women" and "The Who's Who in Music," as well as many other publications. She performed on New York City Public Radio, R.C.A. Television, the New York World's Fair and on the television film, "New String Instruments," produced by the California Academy of Science. India's first husband Louie died in 1982. In 1984 she married Herman Jobelmann who was the Principal Bass and Personnel Manager for the Oregon Symphony. They were married for 24 years until his passing in 2008. India's family includes her daughter, Lydia; two sons-in-law, Joel and Ron; four grandchildren, Fred, Tammy, Louie and Adam; and five great-grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by family, friends and former students Memorial Service for India will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 22, 2019, at Hearthstone at Murray Hill on Davies Road, Beaverton. Memorial contributions may be made in India's name to the Oregon Symphony, 921 S.W. Washington, Ste 201, Portland, OR 97205 or on line at www.orsymphony.org Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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