Louise Cave Walton

Published 9:05 am Wednesday, July 3, 2024

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Louise Cave WaltonLouise Cave Walton, 81, of Keysville, passed away suddenly on June 18.

Louise was born in Louisa on Aug. 12,1942 to the late Samuel Winston Cave and Alyce Graves Cave.

Louise is predeceased by her parents; her husband, Charles Ray Walton; her brother, Samuel Lindsay Cave and brother-in-law, Wayne Varner.

She is survived by her sister, Violet Page Varner of Richmond; her niece, Dorothy Leon (John) of Nebo, North Carolina; nephew, Samuel Cave Jr. of Springfield; great nephew, Patrick Mitchell of Herndon; great nieces, Samara Abbott (Rich) of Charlotte, North Carolina and Molly Johnson (Dustin) of Taylors, South Carolina and great-great nieces, Vaughn and Della Johnson.

On her husband’s side, she is survived by her sister-in-law, Barbara Sue Walton of Mt Airy, Maryland; nephews and nieces, Carlton Walton (Jo Ann) of Sykesville, Maryland, Jennifer Golliday (Wayne) of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, Crystal (Cristie) Huddleston (Jerry) of Glen Allen, Kim Ritz (Steve) of Leesburg, Chris Walton (Sandy Wall) of London, England, Ken Walton (Julie) of Carmel, California, Steve Walton (Laurie) of Medinah, Illinois and Kevin Walton (Lana) of Phoenix, Arizona along with many great nieces and nephews.

Louise was loved deeply by her family and one of the highlights of her life was welcoming her two great-great nieces after waiting 35 years for a baby to be born on her side of the family.

Upon graduating from Louisa County High School, she attended Smithdeal Massey Business College in Richmond and years later received her Associate’s Degree in Administrative Support Technology from Southside Virginia Community College.

Louise worked for the Virginia State Department for a number of years, and after living in Richmond, Kilmarnock and then Cary, North Carolina, she and her husband Charlie settled in Keysville in the late 1980’s. Louise worked part-time at Southside Virginia Community College initially and was then hired full-time as the Executive Assistant to the Provost. She held that position for 17 years until she retired in 2007.

Louise was happiest when she was outside with her hands in her flower gardens – her beloved daylilies and roses. She knew the names of every daylily in her garden and took such pride in showing them to people who visited her gardens. She was an active member of the American Daylily Society, the Richmond Daylily Society, the Charlottesville Daylily Club and was the current President of the Southern Virginia Daylily Club.

In addition to her love for flowers, Louise loved antiques, hummingbirds, basset hounds and UVA basketball! She also loved to read, especially John Grisham and James Patterson novels and shared her books with friends and family to enjoy. She became a die-hard UVA fan at an early age after going to home basketball games with her beloved father.

Louise was an amazing person who touched many people’s lives. She would say, “there’s nothing like life in the country with so many wonderful friends and neighbors!”

She was an active member of Ash Camp Baptist Church in Keysville, where a memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 20, at 2 p.m. A reception will follow the service in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Southside SPCA, P.O. Box 66 Meherrin, VA 23954.

The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville is in charge of arrangements.