Alexandria Bay, NY – Catherine E. Walts, 89, of Gordon Court Apartments, died early Tuesday morning in Potsdam, NY, at the home of her daughter, Kay.
She was born April 30, 1924 in Alexandria Bay, NY, 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 her daughter Kay Deperno and her wife Mary Boyd of Potsdam, a brother, Robert Crary of Newton Falls, 2 grandchildren. Cathie Paulson and Selina Jackson, 4 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Catherine is also survived by her long-time friend and companion Jane Gray. She was predeceased by 2 brothers, George and Charles Crary and 2 sisters, Louise Johnson and Flora Cameron.
Calling hours will be Monday, March 10, from 11am-2pm at the Costello Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at 2pm 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.