Nancy Walter passed away at home November 17, 2012, at the age of 68. She was born January 24, 1944, to Captain Stanley Carter Strong, USN, retired, and Leonor Durfee Strong in Coronado, Ca.
A long time La Jolla resident, she graduated from La Jolla High School in 1961 and went onto attend San Diego State University. She was an active member of Alpha Phi Sorority and graduated in 1965 with a degree in Social Welfare. She became a teacher
with the San Diego City School system, acquiring her Masters in teaching and contributed to education both as an elementary school teacher and the founder of a San Diego preschool.
Nancy married James Anthony Walter on April 20, 1968, at La Jolla Presbyterian Church and they were married 37 years until his passing in 2005. Nancy always remained very active in the community, including La Jolla Bobby Sox Softball, The Bishops School, La Jolla High School and most recently as a deacon at La Jolla Presbyterian Church. With a combined love for family and travel, every summer was spent traveling a different part of the world.
She is survived by her four children, Margot (John) Ward, Colette (Matthew) Hayes, Jacquelyn Walter and Brent Walter; as well as her grandchildren, James Ward and Amelie Ward.
Services are planned for December 1, 2012, at 2pm at La Jolla Presbyterian Church
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to any veteran charity. Her family will greatly miss her generous heart, compassion and zest for life.