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Mary Beth Walton

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This site is dedicated to Mary Beth Walton.

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In the early morning of June 13, 2009, Beth lost her long battle with Ovarian Cancer. She was surrounded by family and passed peacefully in her sleep. She never gave up hope and never stopped fighting. We should all be thankful that were able to meet our Guardian Angel here on earth, before she left to watch over us from heaven.

The viewing will be June 15, 2009 at Joesph Gawler Sons Funeral Home in Washington, DC, from 2-4pm, and 6-8pm. The funeral will be at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Silver Spring, MD on June 16, 2009 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund in her name.

Last updated on: 06/14/2009


Comments:

Stacy, Ashley, Bobby, Lee, Ava and Family–
Al and I were so fortunate to become part of Beth’s life these past few years. I have learned a lot about strength in times of difficulty from her and from all of you. She and you guys are amazing! The love she showed for all around her made anything seem possible. I will always talk to little Ava about her wonderful Mimi in heaven. I love all of you and have memories of Beth in a special place in my heart.

Roberta Hudgins – 06/14/2009

Stacy & Ashley, Bob and I are so sorry to hear about your mom! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We feel so fortunate to have had the chance to meet such an amazing woman. She will be deeply missed!

Becca Mateicka – 06/14/2009

Stacy and family, my prayers and thoughts are with you and the family. I’m so sorry about your mom’s passing. I will have a mass said in her honor.

Mary Boylen – 06/14/2009

Stacy and Ashley
Your mom was truly an angel on earth. She was one of the most giving people I ever met. I am so lucky to have had a beautiful friend like her. Hold on to your memories , she gave you so many wonderful ones! Love, Janet

Janet Kline – 06/14/2009

Ashley and Family…We are so sorry to hear about your mom. I can assure you that my dad will be with her, and they will both be angels looking down on all of us now. Love you always xoxo

Candice & Amy Lorento – 06/14/2009

Ash and Stacy,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Your mom was so incredibly strong! We are here if yo need anything at all!
Lots of love and hugs,

Robyn and Andy Cohen – 06/14/2009

Ashley and family,

I’m so sorry for your loss. I know how strong your mom was and that she fought with everything in her. That endurance and drive lives on in you girls. My love, thoughts, and prayers are with you.

Marie Belcuore – 06/14/2009

Stacy and Ashley,
We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Please call if you need anything.
xoxo
Kevin, Meg and Daniel

Meg Buehler – 06/14/2009

Stacy:

Much love and hugs go to you and your family. I loved meeting your mom, she sure was one special lady! We didn’t get to dance on our table together, but I am sure she is dancing on one now.

Love ya- Shannon

Roger &Shannon Benzel – 06/14/2009

Ashley,
You are in my thoughts and prayers…

Heather D’Anna – 06/14/2009

Ash, lots of love to you and your family. hearts. holly.

Holly Osborne – 06/14/2009

Stacy, Ashley & Family-
I feel very lucky to have known your mom and spend time with her over the years. She was such a caring, loving and truly amazing woman who was so proud of her daughters! I know the past few years and especially months have been so difficult. I am so amazed at your strength. Please know that you are in our daily thoughts and prayers and we are here whever you need us.

Ashley Whitty – 06/14/2009

Ashley,
I’m so sorry. I’ll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.

Marla Werber – 06/14/2009

Ashley, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers

Carolyn Dolan – 06/14/2009

Oh Stacy, I’m so sorry for your loss. Please let me know how you’re feeling and if there is anything I can do. I’m glad your mom got to see her granddaughter. That must have been the highlight of her life.

Jennifer Weiss – 06/14/2009

Ashley- I am deeply saddened by your loss. If there is anything I can do, let me know. I’d love to see you this summer and share some laughs! We have plenty of room for you if you wish to come to the beach. Love you! Alli and Craig

Alli Mahlstedt – 06/14/2009

Ashley – I am so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts prayers. Wish I was there to give you a hug!

Ryan O’Neill – 06/14/2009

Ashley & Stacy – We are so sorry for your loss. I know the last few weeks were very rough for you two. She’s an amazing woman and I am so glad to have had a chance to meet her. We are always here if you need anything.

Shannon & Bryan Bowles – 06/14/2009

Ashley, I am so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing…My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time! If you need anything, especially with regards to school, feel free to call me anytime…

Karen Cleet – 06/14/2009

Ashley — We are so sorry to hear about your mom. She must have had some comfort knowing she was so loved and that her family was with her at the end. Please let me know if there is anything we can do.

Jari, Chris, Amelia, Holden & Cannon – 06/14/2009

Ashley, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. Please let me know if you need anything. Many thoughts and prayers are w/you.

Dave Radwanski – 06/14/2009

WE loved your mom very much! WE miss her!! She always made us laugh! The picture of the three of you together is just beautiful! If you ever need anything at all just call! Love forever!!

The Silk Family – 06/14/2009

Remembering your mother in our minds and in our hearts. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. We love you.

The Mayer’s – 06/14/2009

Your mom was an incredibly strong woman. I’m so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Michelle Salatto – 06/14/2009

Stacey – My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. Now Ava has a personal angel watching over her, as she will watch over you all. God bless and love from Julia

Julia Balog – 06/14/2009

We’re so sorry to hear about your Mom. Our thoughts are with your family.

Harrison, Chris and Missy Porter – 06/14/2009

Ash,
Hugs and prayers to you and your family. Your mom was such an amazing person! Always loved her cute smile and her ability to always make me feel welcomed and part of the family…

Tina Duong – 06/14/2009

Ashley, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this trying time.

Pete DeMattei – 06/14/2009

Thinking of you and your family.

Karen Gamache – 06/14/2009

Ashley, My prayers remain with you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss!

Lynette Worley – 06/14/2009

Ash,
Hugs and prayers to you and your family. Your mom was such an amazing person! Always loved her cute smile and her ability to always make me feel welcomed and part of the family…

Tina Duong – 06/14/2009

Our thoughts are with you and your family Stacy. I am so sorry.

Laura Redpath – 06/14/2009

So sorry Stacey. Your mom was such a loving person. I will miss her. My thoughts are with you guys.

Jay May – 06/14/2009

I am so honored to have known and become so close to such a special lady. She will be forever in my heart. May all your wonderful memories help you get through this difficult time. Sending big hugs to the whole family…

Carrie Rubin – 06/14/2009

Stacey,I am sosorry for your loss. I have been thinking about you.I seenow where you got your good looks My prayers are with you. Love angela.

angela smalling – 06/14/2009

Stacy, I’m so sorry to hear about your Mom. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Catie Walker – 06/14/2009

I’m so sorry Ash… Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family right now!! Let us know if you need anything at all!!!

Sarah Kuykendall – 06/14/2009

I’m so sorry Ash… Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family right now!! Let us know if you need anything at all!!!

Sarah Kuykendall – 06/14/2009

Stacy, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family – Taylor and I are were very sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. We will see you when you get back home.

Carolyn Buckingham – 06/14/2009

Stacy – We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Although we never met your mother, she sounded like a true fighter, such a strong woman. We hope you can find some of that strength yourself in this difficult time. Let us know anything that we can do to help.

John & Kerri Pierz – 06/15/2009

Walton family, I am so sorry for your loss. Even though I never really knew Mrs. W, I have heard stories and know she is a very strong, determined woman. Her spirit will live in each and everyone of you. Ash, if you need anything, please let me know. My thoughts are prayers are with you!

Kat Discavage – 06/15/2009

Walton Family, few people have inspired me as much as you all. You are amazing and will continue to be amazing as your mother, wife and daughter watches over you and continue to guide you and support you. You are very loved and full of a powerful strength that Mrs. Walton has left with you, she has made us all better people! Lots of love!!!

Mike and Tara Moore – 06/15/2009

Ash~ I just want you to know that you are in Matt and I’s thoughts and prayers. Although I never met your mom, from what you have told me she sounds like an amazing women and someone to be very proud of! If you need anything or just need to talk we are here.

Rachelle Brandau – 06/15/2009

Dear Walton Family,
We were both so saddened to hear about the loss of Beth. She was such an inspiration to all of us and will always be missed and in our memories. Our thoughts and prayers go with you as you travel this painful road these next few days and weeks.

Gary & Joan Stout – 06/15/2009

Dear Walton Family,
We were both so saddened to hear about the loss of Beth. She was such an inspiration to all of us and will always be missed and in our memories. Our thoughts and prayers go with you as you travel this painful road these next few days and weeks.

Gary & Joan Stout – 06/15/2009

That fact that she raised two daughters who loved her so much is a testament to how good of a mother she was. The fact that so many people have left comments is a testament to how good of a person she was. Your family is in my prayers.

Kevin Flynn – 06/15/2009

Stace,
Sending love, strength, energy, humor and grace to you, your sister, your dad, Lee, Ava and all your family now and in the coming days. The image I see of your sweet mom is her beaming with joy at your wedding. Love it! She is so special and strong and so proud of you. Her spirit shines on! Doing our angel cards takes on new, awesome meaning.
Can I take some of your tears for you?
I love you ~ we’re all with you,
Ann

Ann Endress – 06/15/2009

Ashley,

I am so sorry about your Mom and I am equally sorry I cannot be there with you. My thoughts and prays are with you, your family and your wonderful mother. I still remember all the times I interacted with her and how happy she was and the enjoyment she got out of life. Please let me know if I can do anything for you.

Jessica Henson – 06/15/2009

Ashley and Family-

I am so sorry to hear about your mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers! She will be greatly missed! Stay strong!!

Kelly Weaver – 06/15/2009

Ash and Stacy,
We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Your mom was an incredible woman. Let me know if we can help you with anything at all. Love and hugs!!

Robyn and Andy Cohen – 06/15/2009

My dear friend and her family, I am so sad for you and know that she is loved and that she loved in return. I love you and hope that the memories of your past ease your pain in the future.

Corin (& Joel) Cozakos – 06/15/2009

Ash and Stace, I am so sorry. I am so overwhelmed with sadness, but at the same time can’t stop hearing your mom’s happy, fun voice in my head. That is how I will always remember her.

Karen Egan – 06/15/2009

I am so sorry for your loss. Although I never really knew your mom, I can tell through stories that she was an incredibly strong woman. My offer still stands…If you need anything at all, please don’t hesitate! All my love…

Kat Discavage – 06/15/2009

Ashley and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless.

Shaunique Adams – 06/15/2009

I pray that God provide you with peace and assurance that Beth is in a better place. She was and still is very loved. I know that you will miss her hearly but know that she loved you and will be in your heart forever. Time and the Holy Spirit will provide you with coping mechanisms. Just rest in the peace of the Lord. I love you!

DeAnna Hall – 06/15/2009

Ashley, I am so sorry…although I’ve never met your mom, from all you’ve shared with me, she was such a strong woman. I know she is so proud of you and your sister and Ava. Please know that I’m here for you whenever you need. You and your family are in my and Kha’s thoughts and prayers.

Anh Mai – 06/15/2009

Ashley, your mother left a strong legacy of love, strength, and passion. What an incredible role model for you and your family. She will always be in your heart and believe me, the painful days will become less, and you will be left with beautiful memories. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Maria Dudish – 06/15/2009

Even though we only met Beth a couple of years ago, we felt like she was a good friend. We would have loved to have had more get togethers with her. Our love to you all at this time. Alton & Dottie 06/115/2009

Alton & Dottie Paulk – 06/15/2009

Ashley,
Although I never met your Mom, Shannon helped me to feel as if I did. I’m so sorry for your loss and my thoughts are with you.
DeeDee

DeeDee Degn – 06/15/2009

Ashley and Stacey, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. If there is anything I can do, please let me know. I love you both very much.

Meghan O’Neill – 06/15/2009

Ashley & Walton Family,

I am very sorry to hear about your Mother. Your family will remain in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time. May you always cherish the beautiful memories you have of your Mom!

Melea Gibbons – 06/15/2009

Ashley and Stacy,
I have been thinking and praying for Beth, for so many years. I enjoyed working with her especially as she cooked hot dogs at St. B.’s on Wednesdays. She was always so happy and such a positive person. I hope she watches over all of us. God bless her.

Susan McElroy – 06/15/2009

Ashley and Stacy,
I have been thinking and praying for Beth, for so many years. I enjoyed working with her especially as she cooked hot dogs at St. B.’s on Wednesdays. She was always so happy and such a positive person. I hope she watches over all of us. God bless her.

Susan McElroy – 06/15/2009

Stacy, Ashley and Bobby-

Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and for many weeks to come. What a special blessing Beth was to so many people. You had an angel on earth and now you have an angel in heaven. She is finally back at the lake, where it is peaceful and calm, preparing a place for you to join her again. I am so glad you shared her with us. We love you guys and wish we could be there for you.

Kim & Terry Tatum – 06/15/2009

Stacey,
I was sad to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

Matt Millard – 06/15/2009

Stacy, Lee, Ava & Family…wishing you only comfort during this very difficult time. We are thinking of you back here in NY. Hold on to those wonderful memories that she created for you and the peace of the Lord will guide you thru. Warm regard, Debra, Eddie and Alexis

Debra Crespo-Lopez – 06/15/2009

Ashley you and your family will continue to be in our prayers. I know that God will give you all the strength needed to get through these tough times. We are always here if you need anything. Keep smiling your beautiful smile!

Kelly & Glenn Tucker – 06/15/2009

Ashley, Stacy and Mr. Walton,
I love you all and want you to know you are all in my prayers. Beth was such a warm, kind, beautiful person who we were all lucky to know. Please, please let me know if you need anything.
Love, Lauren

Lauren Smith – 06/15/2009

Stacy and Ashley, I was so sorry to hear about your mom. I feel so lucky to have known her. I truly never saw her unhappy. She always had the biggest smile, warmest hugs and sweetest words. I am thinking and praying for your whole family. Much Love-Sue

Sue Rufe (Genecki) – 06/15/2009

Ashley,

Our hearts go out to you and your family. You will continue to be in our prayers.
Love you,

Stephanie & Matt Krimmel – 06/15/2009

Ash, I am so sorry to learn of your loss. Your mother was a strong woman who battled a very difficult disease. But that battle will not go in vain; from that we learn to become stronger people as well. My deepest condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.

Ching Saeung – 06/15/2009

Ashley,
Please know that my heart is with your family during this trying time. You are such a strong and loving person, which is a true testament to your mom. If you need anything, now and in the future, I will be there.

Courtney Reed – 06/15/2009

Stacy & Ash-
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your Mom was an amazing person whom I have grown to love. She will be missed. Love you both and let me know if there is anything I can do for you and your family.

Jennifer Baptist – 06/16/2009

Ashley-
We’re so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was an amazing, generous, and loving woman which shows in the beautiful daughters she raised. We love you. -Jennilee, Leroy, & Mason (& the rest of the Owens/Witchie family)

Jennilee Ambush – 06/16/2009

Dear Ash,
I am so sad to hear the news of your mother´s passing. Please know that my eyes are full of tears, but my heart is full of love. I feel so blessed to have known your mother, and learned from her. She was strong, caring and sincere, and she has given all these gifts to you all. I look forward to celebrating her memory with you when I return. She was one HELL of a woman and I know she will live forever in you!
love and prayers

Catherine Reich – 06/16/2009

Stacy, Lee, & Ava
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother sounds like an amazing women just like you. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. Please let us know if we can do anything for you.

Rick & Denise Verheul – 06/16/2009

Ashley,
You and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you can find comfort in the fact that your mother accomplished what she came here to do – raise two wonderful daughters. May she rest in peace.

Cindy Lopreiato – 06/17/2009

Stacy -
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. If there is anything I can do…ANYTHING…please do not hesitate to ask. I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers.

Ali O’Connell – 06/17/2009

Dear Walton Family,
Mrs. J just told me that your Mom went to heaven. I am so sorry that I missed her services. I would have loved to come and shared all the wonderful memories and thoughts on your gentle mother. I remember all our “dancing days” together. Your family will always be so special to me and your Mom- a joy to have known in my life. She was an amazing woman. Please know that the AHC community loves you all.

“Miss Donna” Byrd – 06/17/2009

Stacy and Ashley
Please know that you are both in my prayers in this most difficult time. I loved your mom. Stacy, we spent so much time together as kids at your house and mine, I will always cherish those memories. Now our moms are in heaven together and we have our own personal angels. love you

Nicole Kraft – 06/17/2009

Beth’s Family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy especially for your Dad, you girls, Beth’s mother, and her brother. Please know that Beth will always be in my good memories as a fun-loving person, dear friend, and a very caring nurse!! We had many good times esp in the 70′s during our dancing years! I will always cherish those memories! Beth really was a special lady. Many of your days/months ahead will be difficult, but know that your Mom is now your Guardian Angel in Heaven and she will be watching over you every day. Please know that all of you will be in my daily thoughts & prayers.
Fondly, A fellow nurse

Joyce Kraft – 06/17/2009

Ash – You are in our thoughts and prayers. Please know how much you are loved and how deeply your loss is felt by all.

Lisa, Dave and Rex Henken – 06/17/2009

Stacy,
Mark and I were saddened to hear about the loss of your mother. Please know that our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We love you.

Mark and Lisa Kirk – 06/17/2009

Dear Ash, Stacy,Lee, Ava and Mr. Walton,
I do not think any amount of words could describe what a awesome and loving person Beth was. She was like my second mother for the better part of my chiildhood and I feel just so blessed to have that time with her and your family. Ash and Stac you are a living testament to the type of person your mother was. I just know she is looking down on all of us with her beautiful smile. She is greatly missed by many many people and please know a hotdog has never tasted better to me then your moms! love Fran

Mary Fran Silk Eshleman – 06/18/2009

Stacy and Family,
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. I remember seeing your mom at Holy Cross and she always had a smile on her face. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Lots of Love,Kathleen

Kathleen Brewster (Dunn) – 06/18/2009

Stacy,
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Love, Vicki

Vicki Vanecek – 06/19/2009

Dear Stacy and Ashley,
I don’t know how to begin to express to you how much your mother’s friendship meant to me over the years. We are so blessed to have had such a special person in our lives. I will contact each of you in the next couple of weeks.

Barbara Wilson – 06/22/2009

Hi Stacey I just want you to know that I am thinking of you and hope that you are feeling some comfort from all the good thoughts and prayers that are sent your way Love Angela

Angela Smalling – 07/09/2009

Now I’m like, well duh! Truly tahknful for your help.

Trevion Trevion – 07/14/2011

Just do me a favor and keep writing such trechnant analyses, OK?

Jessie Jessie – 01/24/2012

meredith – sometimes I ressit looking at your pictures Bree because I know I will cry like a baby every time I look at them. Not only do you capture the most amazing moments but things you write about each of your sessions displays the heart felt connection you make with every shoot. I love that you LOVE what you do, and it shows!

Domenic Domenic – 03/29/2012