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In Memoriam

Carol Jean Price (Walters) - Class Of 1959 VIEW PROFILE

Carol Jean Price (Walters)

Carol Jean Price, daughter of Gale H. (1918-1983) and Leona (Wood) (1918-1983) Price, was born 15 October 1941, Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan.  Carol graduated valedictorian from Okemos High School in 1959.  She furthered her education at Albion College, Albion, Calhoun County, Michigan where she received a bachelor's degree in biology with highest honors in 1963

Carol married M. Geoffrey "Geoff" Smith 15 June 1963, All Saints Episcopal Church, East Lansing, Ingham County.  The couple moved to Vermont where Geoff entered medical school.  Carol continued her education receiving her PhD in physiology.  In 1973 she and Geoff divorced.  Carol, with one child, Jennifer, continued her life's work at UVM (University Vermont Medical College) in the Department of Medicine.  Carol married David Lloyd Walters 4 April 1988 in Vermont.  David Walters, born 16 January 1933, Pennsylvania, died 29 May 2011, Chittenden County, Vermont.

She retired in 2001. Carol died 3 July 2012, South Burlington, Vermont.


The Burlington Free Press 30 May 2011

SOUTH BURLINGTON - The Rev. David Lloyd Walters died at home in South Burlington on May 29, 2011, from complications of colon cancer.

In anticipation of that event, he wrote the following, just to keep everybody on the same page. "I was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Jan. 16, 1933, the son of Kenneth and Helen (Woodruff) Walters.   I grew up with my sister Marilyn (Wehrle) in the Philadelphia suburbs (Yeadon), Ballston Spa, N.Y., and Scotia, N.Y. I graduated from Scotia High School in June 1950 and worked for a year for the Scotia Machine and Tool Co. "My college education started in September 1951, but was interrupted when I volunteered for two years in the U.S. Army. In the midst of that military service, Elizabeth Alexander and I were married and our first child, Holly, was born. By the end of 1958, after I had earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University, we moved to Vermont where I worked for General Electric in Burlington.
We had two more children, Glenn and Tom.  I continued to work for GE for 31 years. Near the end of that period (1988), Elizabeth and I were divorced.

"While living and working in Vermont, I was called to the priesthood of the Episcopal Church, studied for Holy Orders in the Diocese of Vermont, and was ordained a deacon in 1971 and a priest on St. Nicholas' Day (Dec. 6) in 1973 by Bishop Harvey D. Butterfield at St. Paul's Cathedral in Burlington. Since then I have served many parishes in Vermont as the Bishop's vicar or in an interim role, my most recent parish being Grace Church, Sheldon. It was my great pleasure in the late 1970s to work closely with Roman Catholic lay people and clergy to establish the Cursillo (renewal) movement in the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont. "Following GE retirement in 1989, I worked full-time for the State of Vermont as an employment counselor (1989-1998) and part-time for the Shelburne Museum, the University of Vermont, and the Champlain Chocolate Co. "I have had a nearly lifelong interest in letterpress printing. In the mid-1980s I began to do professional printing for friends. By 2004, I had founded Salus Publishing, LLC, a business that included writing, illustrating, printing and promoting books, mainly for children. Among those books are: The Boy with the Blue Bag, The Railroad ABC, and a flip-page book, Take Me Out to the Ball Game. The chief outlet for these publications is by mail order and the fall show of the Vermont Hand Crafters, Inc., of which I am a member.

"On April 4, 1988, Carol Price Smith and I were married in the Kerr Chapel, Bishop Booth Conference Center at Rock Point in Burlington.  As a result, I immediately acquired a stepdaughter, Jennifer Smith of Swanton. Carol and I are active members of St. Paul's Cathedral. We share many other interests. We like to eat out, travel, stay at B&Bs, shop the antique circuit, and sing in and support the Burlington Choral Society. We especially like visiting children and grandchildren: Holly Walters, her children, Len Takami and Kei Takami, and their father, Nagamasa Takami, in France; Glenn Walters and his wife, Linda, and their children, Grace and Mary, in North Carolina; and Tom Walters in Philadelphia.
On visits to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, I delight in building sand sculptures and castles.

"Except for my parents and Bishop Butterfield, all of the people mentioned above survive me. There are numerous friends, cousins, nieces and nephews who are near and dear.

A service celebrating the life of David L. Walters will be held at St. Paul's Cathedral, Burlington, on Saturday, June 11, 2011, at 1 p.m.




The Burlington Free Press 6 July 2012

CAROL JEAN PRICE WALTERS - SOUTH BURLINGTON died at home in South Burlington on July 3, 2012. In anticipation of that event and following the example of her late husband. she wrote the following, "just to keep everybody on the same page." "I was born in Lansing, Mich., on Oct. 15, 1941, the daughter of Gale and Leona (Wood) Price. They died in 1983. I had a wonderful childhood in Okemos, Mich., with my brother, David, and next-door-neighbor cousins, Sharon, Diane, Dennis, and Mike Wood. I graduated from Okemos High School in 1959, as valedictorian. In 1963, I graduated from Albion College, Albion, Mich.,with a bachelor's degree in biology with highest honors, and with memberships in Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi (national science honor society). My roommate of four years, Tamara Transue Royle, continues to be one of my dearest friends. During summer vacations I worked at Wood's Hardware, which led to my lifelong addiction as a 'hardwarestore junkie.' Five days after graduation, Albion classmate, M. Geoffrey Smith and I were married and immediately left for Burlington, where Geoff entered the University of Vennont College of Medicine. I spent four productive years as a technician in the Department of Medicine, followed by a year at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School, where Geoff interned. In 1968, we moved back to Burlington, our daughter, Jennifer, was born and I began a Ph.D. program in physiology at UVM College of Medicine, which I completed in 1972. Geoff and I were divorced in 1973. I s pent my entire professional life at UVM College of  Medicine: in the Department of Medicine from 1972 until 1983, studying the tumor marker alpha-fetoprotein in fetal development and in liver disease, and in the Department of Pediatrics from 1983 until retirement in 2001, as research associate professor emerita. In 1981, I developed the VT screening program carried out during early pregnancy, now known as the 'Quad Screen,' for the detection of serious birth defects in early pregnancy. In 1989, I collaborated in the initiation of the Vermont-wide screening program for metabolic disorders in newborns.  I retired as director of both of these programs.  On April 4, 1988, David Lloyd Walters and I were married in the Kerr Chapel, Bishop Booth Conference Center, at Rock Point in Burlington. David's children, Holly in France, Glenn in North Carolina, and Tom in Pennsylvania, were added to my family. David died on May 29, 2011. I have been very active in the life of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul (Episcopal), my second family, as a member of the choir, altar guild, and flower guild, former treasurer, and chair of the wreath project and silent auction. My family and I express profound gratitude for the tender and compassionate care given to me by the nurses and nursing assistants of Hospice, and the beautiful voices of the Noyana Singers transported us all to a more peaceful place." A memorial celebration of Carol's life will be held on Saturday, July 14,2012, at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 2 Cherry St., Burlington, at 10 am. No flowers please, but consider a contribution to VNA Hospice, Cathedral Square Corporation, St. Paul's Cathedral Capital Campaign, or a blood donation to the Red Cross.












Carol's former husband, M. Geoffrey Smith, born 25 February 1941, Massachusetts, as of 2018 continues to practice medicine in Virginia.  He specializes in public health and general preventative medicine.


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