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Mrs. Catherine Carmen Carruth Walls

Obituary for Mrs. Catherine Carmen Carruth Walls

January 1, 1927 - July 18, 2018
San Antonio, Texas | Age 91

Obituary

Catherine Carmen Carruth Walls, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister, went to be with the Lord on July 18, 2018 surrounded by her family.

Catherine was born on January 1, 1927 to Mary Teresa and Charles Harry Carruth, Sr. in Manila, Philippines, when her father was stationed there with the U.S. Army. She graduated from St. Mary's Parochial School in 1944 and married her husband William "Bill" Holland Walls on May 5, 1951.

Catherine had a career in the U.S. Civil Service while raising six children with her husband at a time when most women did not yet work outside the home. A devout Catholic all her life, she was actively involved in Catholic Youth Organization sports when her children were young, coaching one of her daughter's volleyball teams to the City championship. She was a gifted seamstress and quilter, creating many cherished heirlooms for her family and friends. She had a keen mind and memory, was a voracious reader and crossword puzzle enthusiast, and loved to watch Cowboys and Spurs games with her family.

Catherine also traveled extensively in her life, visiting many parts of the U.S. and Europe, as well as Japan, the Philippines, and Ireland. She also lived in Germany with Bill and their children for seven years. Since Bill's passing in 1989, Catherine has been the matriarch of the family they created.

Catherine is preceded in death by her mother and father and her husband Bill. She is survived by her brother Charles Carruth, Jr., her children William Walls, Mark Walls, Mary Gueringer, Annie Dugosh, James Walls, and Eileen Heye, and their spouses, as well as 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 6:00pm till time of Rosary.

ROSARY
TUESDAY. JULY 24, 2018
7:00 PM
PORTER LORING NORTH
2102 NORTH LOOP 1604 EAST
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

MASS
WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2018
11:00 AM
ST. MARK THE EVANGELIST CATHOLIC CHURCH
1602 THOUSAND OAKS
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

Father Paul Cleary will officiate.

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2102 North Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, TX 78232
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