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Helen Hayward Walter

August 10, 1922 ~ August 15, 2019 (age 97)

Helen Hayward Walter, age 97, passed away at her home on August 15, 2019, with her loving family by her side. She was born on August 10, 1922, in Boston, MA and was a former resident of Boston, MA; Pittsburgh, PA; Lakewood, OH; Los Angeles, CA; Anaheim, CA; most recently of Banning, CA.

Helen worked in the accounting field for many years but pursued her interests in sociology and gerontology. She was a lifelong learner who graduated with an associate degree and continued her education at local universities, colleges, and online. Helen was a tireless advocate; both the Hearing Loss Association of California and the CChat Center recognized her for her extensive volunteer work.

Helen is survived by her son, Alfred E. Walter; daughter, Hope (Ray H.) Walter Gutierrez; granddaughter, Rhianon E. Gutierrez and grandson, Elijah D. Gutierrez. She was a grandmother and friend to many.

Helen was preceded in death by her loving husband of 71 years, Richard C. Walter; parents, Samuel and Hope Stearns; sisters, Sally Mills, Mollie Hoffman, and Patty Gautier.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the organization of choice in memory of Helen Hayward Walter: the American Heart Association, St. Jude’s, Hearing Loss Association of America, or Special Olympics.

Charitable donations may be made to:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas TX 75231
Tel: 1-800-242-8721

Special Olympics
1133 19th Street NW DC 20036-3604
Tel: 1-800-700-8585

Hearing Loss Association of America
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200, Bethesda MD 20814
Tel: 1-301-657-2248

 Service Information

Crematory Service

Time: TBD to TBD

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