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In loving memory of
Violet Walters
  • March 10, 1920
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  • October 21, 2015

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Violet May (Mae) Walters, 95 years old, left this world with the angels on October 21, 2015.  She was the daughter of Bert and Lettie Hutchins and was raised in Michigan.  She married the love of her life,  Douglas Walters on June 11, 1938.  Vi wrote “Our friend Russ went to the courthouse with me to get our marriage license because Doug had to work.  Russ was supposed to give Doug’s name but forgot and gave his.  Our marriage license reads Mr. Russell Douglas Walters and Violet Walters”.   Such a cute way to start their life together.


Vi said the only time in her life that she passed out was when she received a Western Union Cable from the Secretary of War telling her that Doug had been seriously wounded in Germany on March 30, 1945.  He fortunately recovered from his injuries and returned stateside to be reunited with his family.


Vi and Doug purchased their first home at 1814 Tyler, Berkley, Michigan in 1950 and spent many a nights with family and friends eating homemade food and playing card games.  In the late 1990’s they moved to Traverse City.  Doug passed away in 2000 and Vi moved with family to The Villages, Florida.  She spent many years in her Florida home before moving to Summerfield Assisted Living Center.


Vi was a voracious and serious game player.  She loved Pinochle, Bingo and challenged many family members to play Marbles (aka Aggravation) on her homemade wooden board.  She usually won!


Vi was very loving and giving to her children and grandchildren.  She also had a very special place in her heart for her companion Dolly seen in the picture above.


She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter Carol Goodson and son-in-law Bob, son Gary Walters and daughter-in-law Patsy, son Jerry and daughter Cathy Bier and son-in-law Dave.   Grandchildren:  Scotto, Chrissie, Debbie, Little Gary, Dianne, Gerilynn, Anthony, Maria, Stevie, Davy, Janie, Teddy and Joey; 27 great-grandchildren.


A celebration of life dinner was held in The Villages, Florida and graveside services will be held at Roseland Park in Berkley, Michigan on November 7, 2015.


Arrangements have been entrusted to Baldwin Brothers Funeral and Cremation Society.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Marion County.




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  1. Pat Robinson says:
    26 Oct 2015
    Carol, your mother was always so kind to me when we were kids. Vi was special and will always have a place in my heart. Love Pat

  2. Jean Pistone lit a candle:
    26 Oct 2015
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  4. Irene Howe says:
    26 Oct 2015
    My heartfelt condolences to her family. It is never easy to lose a loved one even if they have not been well. I will keep you all in my prayers. I only met her once but hearing the stories from Carol, I know she was a wonderful and loving person.

  5. Bob and Mary Kopec says:
    26 Oct 2015
    Dear Carol & Bob,
    We would like to express our sincere condolence to you and your family. Your Mom was a wonderful person.
    Bob &Mary

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