Dora Caroline Virginia Strasser, 95, of Hot Springs, Virginia passed away Saturday, February 06, 2021 at The Seasons Place in Lewisburg, West Virginia. 

     She was born September 2, 1925 in Natural Well, Virginia, the daughter of the late Dallas Alvon May and Pauline Andrews May.

     Mrs. Strasser was employed with The Omni Homestead Resort as a general cashier for a total of 74 years, retiring at the age of 92. She had the distinction of being employed longer than anyone in the history of the company.

   She was a 1942 Graduate of Valley High School; a member of the Hot Spring Presbyterian Church, and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She had two hobbies, shopping and working, which she thoroughly enjoyed both. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother.

     She was married to the late Leonard Loy Phillips who preceded her in death in 1968  and the late Jack Strasser who preceded her in death in 1989.

     She is survived by three children, Tracy Phillips & wife Carol of Hot Springs, Virginia, Dan Phillips & wife Valarie of Naples, Florida, Julie Strasser Giese of Atlanta, Georgia;  seven grandchildren, Lee Phillips & wife Ginni of Covington, Virginia, Janice Kidd & husband Dusty of Strasburg, Virginia, Jonathan Phillips of Roanoke, Virginia, Carrie Holmes & Chris of Murrels Inlet, South Carolina, Elizbeth Ginnis of Grove City, Pennsylvania, Ella Giese and Zachary Giese both of Atlanta, Georgia;

Nine great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; three brothers, Walker May of Hot Springs, Virginia, Ashby May of Bacova, Virginia, Ernie May & wife Becky of Grove City, Pennsylvania; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by a brother, Dallas May, Jr., and a sister, Maxine May.

     A private family celebration of her life will be held Thursday, February 11, 2021. Interment will be in Alleghany Memorial Park.

     Pallbearers will be Craig Phillips, Kris Phillips, Keswick Phillips, Lee Phillips, John Phillips, Jake Phillips, and Mark Griffin.

     Memorial contributions may be made to the Hot Springs Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 476, Hot Springs, Virginia.



  1. My thoughts and prayers go to the Phillips family on the loss of Virginia. Your memories of the good times spent with Virginia will be with you always. Hold each other close during this time of grief.

  2. Our thoughts and prayers go out to our loves Carol, Jan, Dusty and Preston Nash for this great loss enduring. May you and your family find solace through this very hard time and may the memories and time spent be held close within your hearts. Please know our hearts are feeling this great loss with you and sadly we missed such a great opportunity to be part of those memories as, it would have been a honor to have met such an extraordinary woman. We love you all and may you and yours find the strength to move forward.

  3. This from the Dannels family in Florida: May god give you all the comfort and peace at this time. She had a good long life and it was always nice to see her when we come back to Virginia. She and Mom had good genes and enjoyed being together. May God Bless all of you.

  4. I loved this lady!! I’m gonna miss her. Prayers go out to family especially Uncle Ashby and Terry

  5. Phillips & Strasser families, Virginia was an amazing woman. She was always kind, sweet and thoughtful. She cared more for others’ needs more than her own and she was one of the most generous people I know. She will be missed, dearly missed. From my point of view, her legacy is that of a strong, caring and generous woman. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  6. Aunt Ginny was truly a remarkable woman. I am sorry I can’t be there with you and my Papaw Ashby. I am so grateful I was able to see her last February. She was still sharp as a tack and as articulate as ever. She was truly a blessing to my life and our family.

  7. Virginia always had a great smile and a heart of pure gold. I was very lucky to have known her over my years at the Homestead. She always loved Julie and was so proud of her. God Bless Tracy and the whole family during this difficult time.

  8. Julie,
    I am sending my deepest sympathies to you and your family. I remember your mom from the summers we spent at the community pool and tennis courts together. I also recall what a good friend your mom was to my mom when she first relocated to Hot Springs to work for the Homestead.
    Wishing you peace.
    With love and hugs,

  9. We are so very sorry and send our deepest condolences to the Plillips Family over the loss of Virginia. She was an incredible strong person and loved by all and will be missed deeply. Our prayers to the Family.

  10. Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Virginia. Such a remarkable lady. Virginia will be greatly missed. Our condolences to the family.
    Eddie,Peggy & Family


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