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Originally published: 2013-07-22 15:45:38
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Raleigh H Dulaney

Mrs. Raleigh H. Dulaney of Charlotte and Blowing Rock, passed away on July 16, 2013, at her home in Charlotte after a brave, 24-year fight against breast cancer.

Born on Feb. 14, 1938, Raleigh was the daughter of the late Homer Eugene Henderson and Minifred Smith Henderson. She grew up in Houston, Texas where she graduated from Lamar High School. Raleigh attended Randolph-Macon Woman's College but returned after the death of her father to attend the University of Texas, where she was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. She graduated from the University of Houston. She remained an avid Longhorn fan, celebrating their football triumphs while ringing her cowbell.

At age 16, while visiting her aunt in Blowing Rock, she met Joseph Daingerfield Dulaney at Westglow, his family home. They were married on Aug. 19, 1961, and remained married for almost 52 years. Their love of Blowing Rock kept them returning every year to enjoy their many friends, play bridge, and continue their appreciation of art.

Raleigh had an amazing memory for times and places that meant much to her and loved giving little presents or sending articles from the paper to her friends about their interests. She treasured more than anything spending time with her family, including her dogs.

In addition to her husband Joe, Raleigh is survived by her son, Joseph Daingerfield Dulaney, Jr. (Dain) and his wife, Anna Rouse Dulaney; her daughter, Anna Dulaney Butler and her husband, Craig Thomas Butler; her grandchildren, Joseph Daingerfield Dulaney, III (Tripp), Anna Hawkins Dulaney, Rebecca Elizabeth Rouse, Isabel Casey Butler, Danielle Carina Butler, Joshua Jorge Butler and her dog, Oscar; her extended family, Elliott Daingerfield Dulaney and his wife, Julie Reynolds Dulaney; her Texas family, Minifred Boyles Trigg, Agnes Boyles Moritz and her husband, Burt Edwin Moritz, and their children and grandchildren.

Raleigh taught preschool at Christ Episcopal Church, and volunteered at Winghaven, the Mint Museum of Charlotte, the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM), Urban Ministries of Charlotte, the Crisis Assistance Ministry, and Charlotte Country Day School. She was a member of the Junior League of Charlotte, the Charlotte Debutante Club and the Blowing Rock Country Club. She was a long time member of both Christ Episcopal Church and St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church.

The family received visitors at their home on 1437 Scotland Avenue, Charlotte, 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2013, and after the memorial service at Christ Episcopal Church, 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2013. The family also received visitors at BRAHM in Blowing Rock 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, 2013, and after the memorial service at St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church, 11 a.m. on Monday, July 22, 2013.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Christ Episcopal Church 1412 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28207 or St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church, 140 Chestnut Drive, P.O. Box 14, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-0014 or BRAHM, P.O. Box 828, Blowing Rock, NC 28605.

The family would also like to thank Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region and the other health care professionals that have worked with us. TH Robertson Funeral Service Lic. is serving the family http://www.throbertson.com.

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