Obituaries

Helen Margaret Oletzke

Helen Margaret Oletzke, 87, of Parkers Prairie, Minnesota, passed away on Jan. 5 in Red Lodge, Montana. Helen was born on Oct. 14, 1936,...

Civil rights leader Ira Robinson dies at 85

By Thompson Eskew Ira L. Robinson, a civil rights advocate, attorney and Alexandria’s first African American City Council member since Reconstruction, died April 19 at...

Dr. Morgan Delaney, former GW doctor, HAF president, dies at 77

By Wafir Salih | wsalih@alextimes.com Dr. Morgan D. Delaney, who had a distinguished career as a leading pulmonologist at George Washington University Hospital and president...

Marian de Chazeau Holmes

Dec. 23, 1937 - March 31, 2024 Marian de Chazeau Holmes, 86, passed away on March 31. Her final days were spent in her...

Shirley Urquia, former ACPS interim superintendent, dies at 92

By Mark Eaton Shirley Urquia, Ed.D., who had a long career in Alexandria City Public Schools that culminated in the roles of interim superintendent and...

Achsah Nesmith, former Carter speechwriter, dies at 84

By Caitlyn Meisner | cmeisner@alextimes.com Eudora Achsah Nesmith, journalist, speechwriter for former President Jimmy Carter and Alexandria resident for 46 years, died March 5. She...