MARIA "Hilda" NEWBERRY

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MARIA HILDEGARD NEWBERRY "Hilde"  

Passed away on Friday, September 7, 2018, after a brief illness. She was born on February 20, 1926 to the late Ludwig and Maria Br��ck and was raised in Northern Germany. Hilde met Raymond Eugene Newberry "Gene", her husband of 63 years, in 1946 when she served as a translator at the Bremerhaven hospital where Gene was an Army medic. They married in 1948 and settled in Wichita, Kansas, where Gene's family lived. In 1961, they moved to Arlington, Virginia where they raised their four daughters and one son. Hilde was known for her work as an educator, teaching Catholic Religious Education classes, welcoming diplomatic families with The Hospitality and Information Service, and serving as Director of Girl Scout Camp Crowell. Most of all, she enjoyed working as a dedicated docent at The Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History for over 30 years. Her specialty was the Native American Hall, where she introduced thousands of school students to the culture of Native Peoples. Predeceased by her husband, Gene; sister, Erdmute Ganslosser; brother, Hardwig Br��ck and grandson, Andrew Rauseo. She is survived by her sister, Helene Ingeborg Jarchow; her children, Monica Craven (Larry) of Arlington, VA, Brigette Newberry (Larry Roussell) of Richmond, VA, Rainer Newberry (Laurel Burns) of Fairbanks, AK and Austin, TX, Stefanie Gordon (Peter) of Pittsburgh, PA, Doris Jasperson (David) of Rice Lake, WI; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, Kristin Bolster (Evan) and their children Jack and Kate, Karin Craven, Aaron Roussell, Nicole Roussell, Martin Newberry, Emily Burns, Rochel Bluma Rabinowitz (Aaron) and their children Chaim, Meir and Yisrael, Shmuel Gordon, Devorah Leah Gordon, Schneur Zalman Gordon, Abigail Huntington and her son Eli, Luke Jasperson, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Arlington, VA. All are invited to attend the interment at Columbia Gardens immediately afterwards, followed by a reception in Benedict Hall at St. Charles Parish Center. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the St. Charles Haiti Committee, which funds the operation of elementary schools in the rural community of Cavaillon.

Published in The Washington Post from Sept. 10 to Sept. 12, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
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