Catherine E. Walts

March 5, 2014 

ALEXANDRIA BAY, N.Y.    Catherine E. Walts, 89, of Gordon Court Apartments, died early Tuesday morning in Potsdam, at the home of her daughter, Kay.

Born April 30, 1924, in Alexandria Bay, a daughter of Robert A. and Gracie May Lowe Crary, she was educated in Alexandria Bay Schools.

Catherine worked as a waitress and bartender for various Alexandria Bay businesses in her younger years and later as manager of Gordon Court. 

A marriage to Sonny Walts ended in divorce.

She is survived by a daughter, Kay Deperno and her wife Mary Boyd, Potsdam; a brother, Robert Crary, Newton Falls; two grandchildren, Cathie Paulson and Selina Jackson; four great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins; her long-time friend and companion, Jane Gray. 

Two brothers, George and Charles Crary and two sisters, Louise Johnson and Flora Cameron, all died before her.

Calling hours will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, March 10, at Costello Funeral Home. The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday with Pastor Jeff McIllrath officiating. Burial will be in Barnes Settlement Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, 6805 US Highway 11, Potsdam, NY 13676.

Information provided by Costello Funeral Service and, Watertown