|By Louise "Mickey" Head (Cidaa1) on Thursday, May 07, 2020 - 07:54 am: Edit|
Lorraine Trudy Daxe
Daxe, Lorraine Trudy (Schwartz), 75, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, military spouse and teacher of Burke VA died peacefully at home on May 4, 2020 after a 13 year bout with cancer. Lorraine's passion for life, effervescent personality and uplifting attitude will be greatly missed by a generation of family, friends and students who knew and adored her. A 1966 graduate of the University of Miami (FL) with an MA from Augusta (GA) University, she became a reading specialist at schools and colleges in Florida, Texas, New York, Alabama, Kansas and Virginia. In 1969, she married Colonel (then Captain) Arnold (Arnie) Daxe, Jr., U.S. Army Retired in Miami Beach, and slowly embarked on a wonderful and loving 50 year odyssey that would encompass military bases in Georgia, Kansas, Texas, Northern Virginia and Belgium. Wherever Lorraine called home, she always brought her art deco style and Miami Beach flare to every military installation she lived on. When Arnie joined the World Bank Group, she became the first Daxe family member to visit South Africa - among her many travels that including her love of Italy, visiting Romania to discover her Jewish ancestry, and her lifelong love of the Greek islands of Santorini and Mykonos.
Lorraine was born in Miami, FL., the daughter of Hershel and Sandra Schwartz and predeceased by sister Roberta Provder and brothers Douglas and Herbert. Her family was her rock through good times and bad. Going to the beach was her love and started as a yearly tradition, first in Hilton Head, SC, 1986, and lasting until 2019.
She is survived by her loving husband Arnie, sister-in-law Brenda Feldman, brother-in-law Chester Daxe and his husband Panqin He, son Jeffrey Alan Daxe, daughter-in-law Stacy (Riley) Daxe of Smyrna GA, daughter Shelly Robin (Daxe) Zocchi, son-in-law Mitchell Zocchi of Springfield VA, and five beautiful grandchildren, Taylor, Mia, Emma, Shana and Tiffany. She is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews from Cleveland, OH, to Miami, FL, and a wonderful group of very close friends. Lorraine had multiple hobbies. Besides family gatherings, she thoroughly enjoyed travelling, skiing, bridge, Mah-Jongg (Ya-Ya sisters), sisterhood with Congregation Adat Reyim, and her special love: interior decorating, all the while befriending a beautiful group of women she called her lifelong extended family.
A celebration of life will be held via WebEx at 11 AM on Thursday, May 7. The link will be available on the Congregation Adat Reyim website (www.adatreyim.org). The family will be observing a drive-by Shiva on Thursday between the hours of 1-3pm and 5-7pm at 9533 Waterline Dr, Burke, VA. Internment at Arlington National Cemetery will be announced at a later date with Jefferson Funeral Chapel, Alexandria VA (703-971-7400) handling arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Inova Schar Cancer Institute, Fairfax, VA 8110 Gatehouse Rd, Suite 200 East, Falls Church, VA 22042 (phone 703-289-2071) online at: Foundation @inova.org or to ECHO, 7205 Old Keene Mill Rd, Springfield VA 22150 phone (703) 569-9160 in memory of Lorraine.
Jefferson Funeral Chapel
5755 Castlewellan Dr. Alexandria, VA 22315
Arnold and Lorraine Daxe
NOTE: COL "Arnie" Daxe was the USACIL Commander at Ft Gordon during the mid to late 1980s.