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Delores Carole Newman

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DELORES CAROLE (GERBER) NEWMAN

 

Delores Carole Gerber Newman (“Dee”) passed away peacefully on January 9, 2024, at the age of 85 in Alexandria, Virginia.  Delores was the beloved Mother to Steven (Carla) Montgomery of Virginia Beach, Virginia and Julia (William) Krumpelman of Alexandria.  She was also the beloved Grandmother to Heather Montgomery and Brandy Reed of Virginia Beach and to Jamie (Carl) Ritzenthaler of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, as well as Great Grandmother to Eric Reed and Christian Montgomery of Virginia Beach and Hailey (Joseph) Conner and Jacob Ritzenthaler of Harpers Ferry.  Six nephews and three nieces also survive her.

 

Her parents Charles and Julia Gerber, siblings Catherine Moore, Frances Hinkle, and Robert Gerber, and her nephew, Robbie Hinkle, precede her in death.

 

Delores attended Mount Vernon High School and George Washington High School, graduating in 1957.  Following high school, she attended Fairfax Hall Junior College in Waynesboro, Virginia.  From that point, she held various positions in Alexandria, including administrative positions with Libra Engineering, Mount Vernon Dodge and working at Alexandria City Hall with Vola Lawson and Mayor Charles Beatley.  In the early 1980’s on her way to a Hawaiian vacation, she had a stopover in Las Vegas and decided she wanted to move there. She spent a total of 30 years in Las Vegas where she became a bartender, a partner in The Cloister Supper Club for the first five years and spent the next 25 years as a professional Poker/Texas Hold’em Dealer.  Her first job was at the Golden Nugget then later the Aladdin, Sands, Riviera, New Frontier and others, ending with her retirement in 2008 at Planet Hollywood.  She was very proud that she played in the World Series of Poker for several rounds.  Delores loved her bright life in Las Vegas, interacting with the public as a dealer and resident.  She loved listening to music, dancing, going to clubs, shows, playing bingo, showing off the town for all who visited her and she loved watching the Washington Redskins.  She loved life and did it “Her Way”!  She was a hard working, independent woman who loved her family and taught them to be strong.

In 2008, she returned home to Alexandria where she was able to spend time and holidays with her family, her kitty Bella and creating new friendships while playing bingo and cards until her passing.

A graveside inurnment service will be held on Monday, April 22, 2024, at 11:00 am at the Presbyterian Cemetery at 600 Hamilton Lane in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia with a Celebration of Life immediately following at the home of William and Julia Krumpelman.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in her name to the (Vola Lawson) Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

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  1. What great fun we had. I was always envious of your free spirit and zest for life. You will truly be missed.

  2. So very sorry for your loss. I lost my Mom in 1992 at age 64. I still miss her but I know sooner or later we will meet again. I talk to her all the time, especially when the grands and great grands are doing their thing. Love you, Julie.

  3. This is one guest book I never wanted to see or be a part of, and then I realized, our parents should get to go first. Mom lived the life she wanted to, the way she wanted to, matching to the beat of her own drummer & beat, no wonder I’m the same. Julie you and I will always be here for one another, of that I am sure. 🫶🏻


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