Kathryn Hall Walter

May 31, 1940March 31, 2021

Kathryn ( Kay) died in the early morning hours of March 31, 2021 at Falls River Court in Raleigh, NC. Kay was born in Lexington County, SC on May 31, 1940. In the summer of 1957 she met Bill, her future partner for life. They were married on March 17, 1959. After their marriage Kay pursued a B.A. in education and Bill a PH.D. in chemistry at the University of Georgia in Athens. After their graduations Kay became an Army wife while Bill served in the US Army stationed in San Juan, Puerto Rico. During this period their son, William M. Walter III was born. In 1965 the family moved to Raleigh, NC where Bill had accepted a position with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and N. C. State University. Once there Kay nurtured their son and made their home a comfortable and loving place. Kay then went back to school and obtained an M.S. in Psychology and an M.Ed. in Special Education from N. C. State University. In the interim she taught in the Wake County Public School System and finally she taught at The Governor Morehead School. She made teaching the blind and visually impaired students at Governor Morehead School her passion and was very successful at lifting her students’ capabilities. Kay was active in the teaching profession and recognized by initiation into the Eta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. She also was an active member of the Sir Walter Lioness Club. In her retirement she remained a staunch advocate for the blind and visually impaired. Above all she had a strong affinity for children of all colors and sizes. She never met a child she didn’t treat like an old friend. This world has lost one of its true good people. Besides her parents Clarence and Crystle Hall, Kay was predeceased by her sister, Ruth Hinton and nephews Jody Hall and Keith Hinton. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, William M. Walter, Jr., her son William M. Walter III, her sister Betty Harvin and brother-in-law Sep Harvin, her brother Deryl Hall and sister-in-law Lynda Fey Hall, brother Joe Hall, sister Barbara Hall, and her beloved nieces and nephews. Due to the COVID19 pandemic, a private family service will be held in South Carolina. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity.


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Dr. Jerry Jailall

April 6, 2021

The Governor Morehead School community is very saddened to hear of the passing of our former teacher and friend, Kay Walter.

Even after she retired she had stayed engaged with the school in our Archives and History/Museum project.

She has served well with distinction and we cherish the memories left behind.

Our deepest sympathy and best wishes to all the family at this time of sorrow.

Jerry Jailall
Education Consultant, Governor Morehead School

Carolyn Spruill

April 5, 2021

I am sorry to hear about the passing of Kay. I Pray that you find comfort in the many happy memories you 've shared with her.

Arthur Walter

April 3, 2021

My sympathy to my brother and his son, Many good Pawley's memories. Arthur