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July 10, 1931 November 19, 2014
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Dolores was born July 10, 1931, in Washington, DC to the late Frank and Sarah Joanne Proctor. On Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Washington Center for Aging, God's angel gently whispered in her ear "rest sweet child of God and hold my hand,journey with me to your Father's house".

Dolores attended and graduated from Dunbar Senior High School in Washington, DC and
furthered her education at Roosevelt Adult Evening School, Friendship Adult Evening School,
Howard University Saturday College, George Washington University Saturday College and
Opportunities Industrial Center studying Drama, Sign Language, Creative Writing, Speech,
Typing and Secretarial Science. Delores applied her skills learned through school, working for the United States Postal Service, Arlington National Cemetery and as a Social Theatrical Entertainer and Dancer. Giving her time, concern and passion, Dolores volunteered working with
developmentally disabled children, inner city youth at the Entertainers of Washington, Inc., and
numerous city council campaigns.

In 1950 she was blessed with her first son Eric Bryant. After her marriage to Richard Peterson
(preceded in death) a second son Kevin Peterson was born in 1956. Dolores shared a loving
relationship with her life-long partner and friend Guerino "Reno" Pontoli (preceded in death).

Dolores lived her life vivaciously. During her high school tenure she participated in the drama
club, debate team, theatrical productions and served as sergeant in the cadet corps. Dolores wrote a column for her high school paper and won an original script in a disc jockey contest. She was an avid reader and kept a library full of diverse books. Dolores enjoyed creative writing, traveling, hiking, crossword puzzles and jewelry box/lamp shade decoupage. While employed at USPS, she was a member of P.A.R. (Postal Employees Against Racism). Dolores took pride in her personal appearance. Her make-up was always flawless and her hair was always photo ready. Her passion for dancing and entertaining the public bloomed at a very young age. She was a well renown performer in the Washington DC area and nationally. She performed routinely at Rocky's and The Howard Theatre to name a few. She also performed for high dignitaries.

Preceded in death by siblings Remelle Spearman and Donald Proctor and great grandson Adonis
Peterson, Dolores leaves to cherish her legacy: four sisters; Lynda and Jaimee Proctor, Penelope
Boyd-Fox and Diane Easton, four brothers; Philip, Preston, Apache M. and Ramon Proctor, two
sons; Eric (Caroline) and Kevin (Donna), seven grandchildren; Derrick, Tonya (Ray), Brandon,
Robert Johnson(Tanya), LaTia Smith(Marlin), Travis and Troy Peterson, thirty-one great
grandchildren and a host of loving relatives and friends.
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11:00 AM 11/29/2014 11:00:00 AM
Washington Center for Aging Services

2601 18th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20018

Washington Center for Aging Services
2601 18th Street, NE Washington 20018 DC
United States

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