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Originally published: 2012-12-05 16:40:48
Last modified: 2012-12-06 09:39:12

Carol Gerhardt Walters

Carol Elaine Gerhardt Walters, 71, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Walters was born in Illinois on Sept. 3, 1941.

She is survived by her beloved, friend, and dearest companion Nan Sher; two daughters, Louanne and Marylynn; two grandchildren, Veronica and Charlie Vail; two black Pugs, Teddy and Joey.

Walters lived in Germany with former husband, Bobby Gene Walters for four years.

Walters had a 40 year career in Med Tech/Hematologist. Perfecting a procedure that is still used today in that field. She loved helping med students learn to be equipped for fulfillment.

After medicine she worked at Soft Computer Company in St. Petersburg, Fla., writing medical software for big hospitals, including Anderson Cancer Hospital in Texas.

Walters fell in love with Apple Products, working part time at the Apple Store in Tampa at the International Plaza, becoming top sales person for two years in a row.

She was very passionate about music, belonging to the Sweet Adeline's. Other passions included helping people with computer questions and problems, she was a whiz with all the Apple products.

Her hobbies included golf, enjoying long walks with her two pugs along with her partner Nan and her pug, hiking the Mountains of N.C. along the Blue Ridge Parkway and Sugar Mountain, playing card and board games, movies, T.V., cooking and just sitting around with friends conversing was alway great fun, filling her with love and joy.

A joyful and passionate reader, embracing reading several bibles, the likes of Deepak Chopra, Byron Katie, and Eckhard Tollie. Her favorite read of late, was Pearl Buck.

Walters was charismatic, filled with great love of sharing this with her dear wonderful friends and to all who knew her, always ready to help someone in their time of need.

She had a smile that could not only light up a room, but peoples hearts, making them comfortable and expressive. Was very outgoing and gregarious.

Walters was a resident of St. Petersburg in the winter time, and of Sugar Mountain, in the summer time.

She is missed by all who called her friend and those who knew her and her great passions for all she loved and those she loved.