Althea Volland Walton of Plymouth passed peacefully on August 6, 2021. Predeceased by loving husband, William Walton, leaves sons, Ralph Walton (Doreen Marsh); Dale and Atchara Walton, their children, Wahrit Walton (Brian Washburn), Warranyu Walton; and daughter, Susan (Sarah) Walton and John Mullen, children Brian and Katherine Mullen. Althea also leaves friends at Stafford Hill and at Linden Ponds. Althea and Bill followed many life adventures during their 55 years together, making homes also in Richmond VA, San Francisco, Needham, Kenya, Nigeria, St. Louis, Rochester, MN, Wooster, OH, and Ann Arbor, MI, where they were married. Althea trained at University of IL in their pioneer Occupational Therapy program. Although practicing only a few years, she used her professional skills throughout her life as a mother, faculty spouse, creative partner, volunteer and scout leader. She and Bill were active members in the Society of Friends (Quakers) where she found support and purpose. Althea wrote poetry, sculpted, carved, wove, drew delightful sketches and caricatures, and was known for her crocheted plastic Recycle Bags, and her sense of fashion, fondly called the Scarf Lady. An avid gardener, she nurtured her wildflowers but could never pass up an opportunity to pull a rogue weed. A celebration of life will be planned in September. Please visit www.HamelLydon.com
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Published by Old Colony Memorial from Aug. 12 to Aug. 14, 2021.