Dora Virginia Brewster - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Dora Virginia Brewster

June 17, 1930 – July 4, 2017

Dora Virginia Brewster, age 87, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully, while surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

Dora was born in Glade Spring, Virginia on June 17, 1930, and was the daughter of the late John William Thomas and Mary Victoria (Rhudy) Thomas. She made her career with the DuPont Company, where she worked as a research assistant at the Chestnut Run site, retiring in 1993 after 28 years of dedicated employment.

A woman of strong faith, Dora was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in New Castle. Above all else, she was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who will be dearly missed by all.

In addition to her parents, Dora was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Howard H. Brewster, Sr.; daughter, Carol Sue Bossler; and 7 siblings. She is survived by her sons, Howard H. Brewster, Jr. (Terry) of Georgetown and Thomas L. Brewster, Sr. (Candy) of New Castle; grandchildren, Stephanie Brewster, Shannon Houchen (Kip), Scott Shirk, Thomas Brewster, Jr. (Jennifer), Amy Brewster, Brad Brewster, Kristin Brewster, and Amanda Rogers (Ken); 12 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:00 am until 11:00 am on Monday morning, July 10, 2017, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dora’s memory may be made to the Good Will Fire Company, 401 South St., New Castle DE 19720.


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12 Condolences for Dora Virginia Brewster

  • Sorry for your loss and my deepest sympathy to you all.

  • To the Brewster family-

    We know you are hurting but please remember that Ms Brewster is watching over you always.

    We are thinking of you all during this difficult time.


    Alainna and John Wells

  • In my heart and on my mind. Love to all

  • Words cannot express the heartache I am experiencing over the loss of one of the kindest, sweetest and most caring person I have ever met in my life. I worked with Dora ( and Evelyn) at Chestnut Run for many years. We even called her mom because we were always asking her for advice and she was always willing to give it and we respected what ever she said. I am thankful to have connected with her on Facebook and was able to see pictures of her and your family which she cherished. She was also able to see mine grown up and send me wonderful comments. Heaven has definitely gotten one special angel. God bless each and everyone of you as you deal with your loss and grief.

    Love to all,
    Marianne Craig
    Wilmington, North Carolina

  • To the Brewster family,

    Your beloved Mother, Grandmother, & Great Grandmother, has completed her work. She is a peace with her Lord and Savior.

    May God bless you and give you peace at this very difficult time.

    Bryan & Kathy Walton

  • Thinking of you all during this difficult time. She was such a sweet woman who loved her family dearly.

    You are in our prayers,
    Shannon Hudson

  • Howard: I was so sorry to hear about your Mother’s passing. Be assured of my prayers for the whole family. We’ll let the other folks in Lazy Lake know about your loss.

  • To the Brewster
    May God & Jesus be with you all during this time of brerevment. At times we question God and Jesus’ action but they do what’s best for our love ones. Be blessed and turn it all over to them
    Take care Brad & Tom and the rest of the family.

  • To Howard and Terry and the Brewster Family:

    I moved to Lazy Lake in 1984 and had the privilege of meeting both Howard and Terry, and ever since I have cherished them both as wonderful friends.

    Through Howard and Terry I had the wonderful pleasure of meeting the Matriarch of the family and oh what a wonderful person Dora was.

    I know the family will miss her tremendously, as well as, the many friends she made on her journey through life.

    Dora has left a shining example for all of us who knew her to follow as we continue the rest of our journey through life.

    Please accept my deepest sympathy as you grieve the loss of your loved one.

    Jim Lichford

  • To the Brewster family
    May God bless you and keep you in this time of sorrow my condolences she was a wonderful soul.
    your neighbors and friends
    the McKinney Family

  • From the Feltz men , to the Brewster ladies , we are very sorry for your loss , and you’re in our thoughts and prayers. ❤️

  • We are so very sorry very your loss. Words cannot express our thoughts and feelings for you all at this point in time. May God Bless and Heal you with your thoughts and remembrances of all of your beautiful and precious moments with her.

    With Sympathy and Prayers
    Jimmy and Kathy Campbell