Shirley Peet Walton
passed away in her home on November 25, 2015. Shirley was born on August 28,
1952, in Gary, IN, to John L. and Marjorie Finnerty Peet.
She was preceded in
death by both parents and her son, Jason T. Walton of Charleston, SC, who
died in Afghanistan.
Shirley is survived
by daughters: Quinn (David) Ales of Valparaiso, IN, and Veronica Walton of
Madison, WI; grandchildren: Brooke Ales, Jason Ales, and Aurora Doud;
sisters: Mavis (Gerald) Lehmann of Ogden Dunes, IN and Marilee (Michael)
Fiore of Ashland, VA; plus her beloved pug, Harley.
from Andrean High School in 1969, Shirley achieved a Bachelorís in Nursing
from the University of Notre Dame in a short three and a half years. Shortly
thereafter, she married Dr. William B. Walton, with whom she had her three
children. After several years of working for Methodist hospital Gary Campus,
Shirley furthered her education at Valparaiso University where she earned a
Master of Science in Nursing. She worked in several fields before landing on
her favorite specialty: orthopedics. At the height of her career, she earned
the Nurse of the Year award from Methodist Hospitals just before retiring in
2003. She continued to tap into her nursing instinct by spoiling her pets
and grandchildren. She had a wonderful sense of humor, and loved her family
and animals unconditionally.
will be held on Friday, December 4, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans
Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, with Pastor Bob Burton
officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on December
4, 2015, at the funeral home. Cremation services will be provided by
Heritage Crematory, Portage, IN.
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