WERBER Ailcey J. Werber Ailcey, a longtime resident of the DC area, passed away peacefully at her home on November 8, 2021. She was predeceased by her 63-year-old husband, William W. Werber, on the 19th. August 2021. Born January 27, 1933 in West Point, Ailcey was the only child of Major-General Herbert M. Jones and Anabel Hunter Jones. Being an Army snot meant she moved during her formative years until they moved to Washington, where she attended both high school (’51) and Junior College ( ’53) at Holton-Arms School. She was eternally grateful for her education and her Holton experience. Ailcey lived in Paris for a few years before enrolling at George Washington University to study English literature. There she joined Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. Before graduating from school, she met and married the handsome Bill Werber in 1957 and started a family. On the recommendation of friends, they moved to the brand new Old Farm neighborhood in Rockville, Maryland, which shaped their lives for the next 54 years. A childhood desire to become a surgeon was somewhat fulfilled when a mutual admiration between doctor and patient led Ailcey to work for 12 years in said neurosurgeon’s office after recovering from back surgery. A longtime hostess, Ailcey has also had a robust social life with her many friends and cousins, attending galas and themed fundraisers. For years she volunteered at the Florence Crittenton Home. Full of life and charisma, unique in name and personality, Ailcey has lived a life based on passion and the desire to make others smile. His cheerful and pleasant demeanor and varied interests ranged from opera to Orioles, fashion to fireworks. Chic and kind to everyone, her playful spirit and trendy attitude captivated her grandchildren. She valued her roots, her education, her family, her friends and her shoes. She was a romantic, an artist and an esthete. Ailcey is survived by her children, Bruce C. Werber, Cindy Beauregard (John), Scott Werber (Karen), Tracey Werber; and eight grandchildren, William, Charlie, Chris, Jill (Aaron), AJ, Brady, Kyle and Mikayla. The family will receive the friends at Joseph Gawler’s Sons, 5130 Wisconsin Ave. NW, DC Thursday, Dec. 2, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The funeral will be at Faith United Methodist Church, 6810 Montrose Road, Rockville on Friday, December 3 at 10:30 a.m. Reception at Columbia Country Club, 7900 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase from noon to 3 p.m. .josephgawlers.com and click on Recent obituaries. Memorial contributions can be made to the Montgomery County Humane Society, 14645 Rothgeb Dr., Rockville, MD 20850 and Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Memorial contributions can be made to the Montgomery County Humane Society, 14645 Rothgeb Dr., Rockville, MD 20850 and Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
Posted by The Washington Post on Nov 21, 2021.