August 26 1939 December 27 2019
Zoe’s Obituary Zoé Kathryn Walters drew her last breath peacefully on the morning of Friday, December 27, 2019, bringing to a close 80 years of life filled with faith, love, adventure, and generosity. Zoé, often called “Petie” growing up, was born on August 26, 1939 to Mary Elizabeth and Edwin Harvey “Pete” Eggleton. Zoé’s beloved siblings, Fr. Christopher Eggleton, O.P. and Sally Lynch (and her husband Chuck) ensured that her final moments were attended by those who have known her longest. With other family members, Sally was able to be at her sister’s side at the very end and Fr. Chris will concelebrate at her funeral mass. Catholic from birth and devoted in her faith, Zoé attended Catholic schools in Louisville, KY, completing her bachelor’s degree in Social Work at Ursuline College in 1961. As a senior, she met a handsome cadet from West Point who would become her husband six years later. Immediately upon graduating, however, she flew for TWA as a domestic and international airline hostess. When she had experienced enough glamorous travel, she returned to Louisville where she practiced as a social worker for two years, serving those in great need. At last, she was ready to begin a family and married Anderson H. “Sandy” Walters in 1966. For 35 years they were married, forging together a 20-year Army career for Sandy including separation for his two tours to Vietnam, the arrival of four children (along with the loss of two to miscarriage), and many varied assignments and postings. They settled in Winston-Salem for Sandy’s last Army assignment and his civilian career at IBM. They would have celebrated many more anniversaries, but Sandy departed this world in 2001. From the time she was very little, Zoé used the gift of her voice as a cantor to enrich the celebration of mass. She added to the beauty of weddings, funerals, Sunday mass, and even chores at home with her song. For 30 years she also sang in productions of the Piedmont Opera Theater. Those who ever heard her sing will remember the clarity, strength, and beauty of her voice – truly remarkable. Of all the things she celebrated in her life, Zoé valued most her family: daughter Jennifer Deets, her husband Wilton, their children Alexandra, Britton, and Chloë; son Tom, his wife Holly, their children Lily and Andy; daughter Barbara; and son Jym, his wife Christie, and their daughter Carolina. She knew each of her children and grandchildren for their unique qualities and talents and was known to call each her favorite in one way or another. One could never doubt the extent to which she loved and supported any of her family members. Zoé was an honest, loyal, and thoughtful friend, always willing to consider the needs of others more than her own. On her last day, she was finally able to take rest for herself. She will be missed, but she has left a legacy that will endure. Visitation will be at 8:00 on Monday, December 30, 2019 with Mass to follow at 9:00 at Immaculate Conception Church, 6650 Carolina Beach Rd, Wilmington, NC 28412. In celebration of Zoé’s life, please become an organ donor and consider gifts to [organ donation] or Immaculate Conception Church. Condolences to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com Read More
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Zoe Kathryn Walters August 26 1939 December 27 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Wilmington, state: North Carolina