Dorothy L. Walton

January 19, 1943February 19, 2013
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Dorothy Lee (Kimball Romano) Walton, 70, went home to be with the Lord on February 19, 2013 following her courageous battle with cancer. Born in Portland, ME on January 19, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Beatrice Kimball Davis, the late Robert Arthur Kimball and the step daughter of the late Blaine Edmund Davis. She is preceded in death by her husband Dante Romano in 1964 and husband Thomas Charles Walton in 2001. Dottie is survived by a son Thomas Walton and his wife Stella of Raleigh, NC; a daughter Kimberlee Spores and her husband Kenneth of Durham, NC; and a step-daughter Sharon Jacobs and her husband Thomas of Virginia Beach, VA. She leaves her 7 cherished grandchildren: Jack, Ashlyn, Jennifer, Matthew, Elizabeth, Crissie and Dustin.

Dottie graduated from Cathedral High School in Portland Maine and attended the University of Southern Maine - Portland. She lived in Framingham, MA and Ipswich, MA from 1967-1989. She worked for North Shore Weeklies for 15 years in Advertising and served in 1978 & 1979 as President of The Town & Country Garden Club of Ipswich.

In 1989, the Walton’s relocated to Raleigh, NC where Dottie served as President of The Newcomers Club of Raleigh. In 1993, they continued to Wilmington, NC where she worked for Safeguard Business Systems for 14 years. She also owned and operated a successful jewelry business, specializing in fine diamonds and jewelry. Dottie was an active leader of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and served on many ministries, where she was elected to the Pastoral Council for 8 years.

In 2010, Dottie moved to Cary, NC to be closer to her loving grandchildren, where she became active in the Heritage Pines Adult Community. She also danced with the Silver Strutters’ from Hillsborough, NC and served as a minister of Holy Communion and Bridal Ministries at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Cary.

She would like to thank the wonderful people at Hospice of Wake County, especially Mary O’Conner and Barbara Hill. She is also thankful to Dr. Mark Weissler and his staff at UNC Healthcare for their compassion and caring treatment.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 23rd beginning at 10:45 AM at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Cary, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to Hospice of Wake County at 250 Hospice Circle Raleigh, NC 27607.

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March 7, 2013

I have fond memories of Dorothy as we grew up in Portland, Maine. She was my sister, Jessie's close friend. Rest in peace Dear Lady- memories of you are precious & will be treasured forever. Fran Hilton. Portland, Me.

Jeanne LaVallee

March 5, 2013

Have good memories of working with Dottie at NS Weeklies in the early 80s. Sending our heartfelt condolences from NYC.

Kathryn Huff

March 3, 2013

I worked at the Chronicle/NSWeeklies with Dottie for many years. I still have the picture taken of her and I, Bill, Mary, Romeo, and others...with the ceremonial shovel on the old Grossman's site. It was freezing that day but we were making history.
Dottie was the Best!!
Dottie was a lady of Class, and yet she could always share a smile, laugh, or tears.
Dottie could throw a party! I remember a baby shower at her house - she didnt leave anything out!!
And now she gets to be with the angels. I lift my glass to you sweet lady, thanking you for all the memories. Love Kathryn

Margaret Huff

February 27, 2013

Kim- I have so many cherished memories of working and laughing with your mom at the newspaper in Ipswich, always wished I'd kept in touch. She was one of the loveliest women I've ever known. Love and prayers to your family.

Diane Brown Helms

February 25, 2013

I only met Dottie one time but it make an lasting impression. I loved her blue/yellow decorating. I wish time had allowed me more visiting with Dottie. At last she is at peace and the demons of cancer no longer control her.

john gianakakis

February 23, 2013

sorry to hear about mrs. waltons passing. used to be cutomers of mine when they lived in ipswich. the waltons sign still hangs in front of johns citgo.

Genie Lancaster

February 23, 2013

Dottie had a very hard time at the end, and the Lord took her into His arms and gave her peace. She will be sorely missed by those of us who knew her. She was a lady, gracious and lovely in every way. G-d speed Dottie.



Genie Lancaster

February 23, 2013

I am so sorry about Dottie's passing this past Thursday. She was a wonderful person who never had anything bad to say and was always a very positive and beautiful lady. She will be sorely missed by all of us who knew her. I am so sorry that I couldn't get to Cary today, but may G-d bless her and give her peace.

Genie Lancaster

Leigh Ann (Hunter) Metts

February 23, 2013

We were so saddened to hear about Dottie's passing. We got married last April and Dottie helped my husband design my wedding ring and wedding band. In addition she was a big help with our invitations and programs. We enjoyed getting to know her over the last few years. She was such a special person and will be missed.

Matt Swift

February 23, 2013

I'm so sorry to hear of Dottie's passing. I will always have fond memories of her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.