Betty Shreve Chamblin de Luca 1933-2017

Betty Shreve Chamblin de Luca died on July 12 at the home of her daughter, Elizabeth Pressel in North Carolina.

Betty was born in Leesburg, VA, on Dec. 4, 1933, to the late Ernestine Fox Chamblin and Daniel Schreve Chamblin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James B. deLuca, her sister Mildred, and infant son, Frank. Betty was an avid equestrian and rode with the Loudoun Hunt Club as a young woman. She graduated from Leesburg High School in 1952. Betty attended Penn Hall in Chambersburg, PA. In 1995, Betty retired from the United States Customs Service.

Betty lived a life of service and devotion to others. As a young girl, Betty served as a Red Cross Volunteer preparing bandages and survivor kids for soldiers during WWII. She was awarded a special cap and pin for her patriotism and service. She was also a member of the DAR.

Betty was also a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many throughout her life.

Betty is survived by her son, Elliott deLuca and his wife Renee of Gainesville, VA, her daughter Elizabeth Pressel of Raleigh, NC, and four grandchildren, Grace, Emma and Garrett de Luca and Lillia Pressel of Raleigh, NC. She is also survived by her sisters Sally Fox Chamblin of Chesterfield, VA, Anne Stuart Chamblin of Gerrardstown, WV, and brother Daniel Shreve Chamblin of Abbeville, SC.

Graveside services will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 in Union Cemetery, 323 North King Street, Leesburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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