Dolores Hope, the widow of Bob Hope, died of natural causes at her Los Angeles home today. She was 102. Born in Harlem in New York on May 27, 1909, Dolores DeFina was a singer at Manhattan’s Vogue Club when she met Bob Hope in 1933. The couple married the next year and later adopted four children. She often accompanied her husband on his USO shows. At age 84 she sang “White Christmas” to Operation Desert Storm troops from the back of a truck in the Saudi desert. Although she put her singing career on hold after her marriage to Hope she worked for numerous charities. From 1969 to 1976 she served as president of the Eisenhower Medical Center in Palm Desert, Calif. Funeral services will be private.
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