Friday, August 8, 2008

In Memory of Dorothy Anne Walter

Dorothy Anne "Arthur" Walter was loving, outwardly kind, and a dear friend to everyone she knew.She enjoyed sports such as swimming and tennis, winning The Kern County Women's Tennis Championship in 1957, and setting the U.S. record in swimming the medley relay with her two sisters Beverly and Betty. Dorothy swam the backstroke.She was past president of the North Bakersfield Business and Professional Women's Organization. One of Dorothy's passions, researching genealogy, revealed that she was a direct descendant of Lord Baltimore. She loved to find out as much information as she could about family history and lineage. She enjoyed helping others. Using her skills as a genealogist, she reunited people with friends from their past as well as researching the history of their families.We will miss her infectious laugh and terrific sense of humor. Not a day will go by that we won't be thinking of her and all she has done for us in her lifetime. We love you and will miss you forever.