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HOLLY YOUNG WALTER Holly Young Walter, formerly of Stuart, Florida, passed away peacefully in her Wellington, Florida, home on November 3, 2013, in the company of her husband, family,and Scottish Deerhounds. Born August 16, 1959, she grew up in Huntington, IN and moved to Stuart, FL in 1980. Holly's enduring and incredibly kind spirit will be cherished by her beloved husband, John Raymond Walter; step-daughter Emily Rose Walter of Gainesville; mother, Mrs. Jerry Gene (Averill) Young of Stuart; twin sister, Heather Young of Jensen Beach; and brother Jerry Todd (Nina and son Robert) Young of Ft. Wayne, IN. She was predeceased by her father, Jerry Gene Young. Holly was the very loved daughter-in- law of Joan and Harvey Walter of Wellington; sister-in law to Debby (Ken and daughter Brandy) Alexander of Dublin, OH; Donna (Randy and daughters Meagan (John) Rodriguez and Jordan) Kupper of Coral Gables; Diana (Ken) Kugler of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea; Harvey P. Walter, Jr., of Chicago; and Marysue (Jeff and children Victoria and Bryan) Bean, of Wellington; and leaves many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends across the country. A graduate of Huntington North High School (1977), Huntington, IN, Vanderbilt University ('81 B.A. magna cum laude, History), Nashville, TN, and Washington & Lee University School of Law ('91 J.D.), Lexington, VA, Holly will be remembered as an accomplished attorney and counselor, a kind and trusted friend and consoler, and lover of all God's creatures and creations. Throughout her six-month battle against cancer, Holly displayed strong courage while maintaining a positive and hopeful attitude and spirit. Even when facing the sudden and unexpected end-stage to her condition, she accepted her fate with faith in God and the knowledge that she was truly loved. Holly remains an inspiration to all around her. In lieu of flowers, send memorials in Holly's memory to Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, UT, 84741; Hospice of Palm Beach County; or the charity of your choosing. To honor Holly, take a walk in the woods; visit a national park or natural area to appreciate nature's beauty; or simply show kindness to a dog. A celebration of Holly's spirit will be held November 16, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at St. David's in the Pines Episcopal Church, 465 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington, FL, with a reception following.
Published in the TC Palm on Nov. 10, 2013