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Beverly Armstrong Walton

Beverly Armstrong Walton, age 90, of Delaware City, DE, passed away on Friday, December 18, 2020 in the home where she was born, built by her father, across the street from her grandmother and next door to her sister.

She attended Henry C. Conrad High School when the Delaware City High School was closed during World War II. Mrs. Walton was principally a homemaker, but for many years assisted with her parents’ business, Armstrong’s Antiques, and later her own business, Walton’s Antiques. For years, she was also a local correspondent for the News Journal and had several front-page article features. Mrs. Walton was a life-long member of the First Presbyterian Church of Delaware City and served as an elder as well as a deacon, plus sang for many years as a soprano in its choir. She also volunteered in many local civic and charitable activities, including the public lending library, the town’s sesquicentennial committee, lead a Brownie troop and initiated the “Please Touch Museum” with her life-long friend, Ann Lakey. Mrs. Walton’s interests also consisted of reading, painting, decorating, and needlework. She researched and collected items of local history that involved fishing, shooting and trapping activities on the river and C&D Canal, as well as the genealogy and history of the Ogle family, of which she was a member.

Mrs. Walton was predeceased by her parents, Thomas J. and Marian Crenshaw Armstrong; sister and life-long neighbor, R. Eugenia Crompton and her brother, Col. Benjamin F. Armstrong. She is survived by her husband of 75 years, Henry Walton; daughter, Jill H. Snow; nephews, Charles S. Crompton Jr., Thomas F. Crompton, M. D., Benjamin F. Armstrong, Jr., and Charles M. Walton, Jr.; nieces, Linda Heeren and Wendy Oakes; dear cousin, Judith Reynolds; friend and neighbor, Brenda Parker; and special friend, Edyn Poster.

At Mrs. Walton’s direction, there will be no service after her death. Friends who may wish to remember her may consider a gift to the First Presbyterian Church of Delaware City, P. O. Box 4105, 138 Jefferson Street, Delaware City, DE 19706.

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  • Henry, I was sorry to hear of Beverly’s death. I have so many good memories of you over the years. I first met you in 1969 as a summer intern. Then a couple years later I covered your shift, shift 4, for a long, long time when you were on that massive jury duty on a court case. You impacted many of us, loved your work as purchasing manager, you knew how to get things when we needed them. I enjoyed visiting with you and Beverly, hearing of just life, and people over the years. May God bless you and Jill on your loss.

    Sincerely,

    Dick Timmons

  • Sorry to read of Beverly passing,many years of memory of she and Henry,’ ,Jill and the Armstrong family.

  • Henry,

    Jim and I are so sorry to hear of Beverly’s passing. If there is anything we can do to help you please let us know. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care! Jim and Sharon Rosseel

  • Beverely was a kind and friendly woman.

  • Henry & Jill- Beverly was a gifted lady who had a great sense of rumor. We shall remember her fondly. May God bless you all.

  • Dear Henry and Jill. So sad to hear about Beverlys passing. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. She will be missed. Sending you hugs and prayers at this difficult time. May she rest in the heavens above.
    Carolyn and Peggy Miller

  • Dear Henry and Jill,
    Our lives and experiences during our time here in Delaware City have been enriched by knowing our beloved neighbor and Sunday School Teacher, “Ms. Bevvie”! Marjie and Seth learned so much from Beverly and Judy, as their Sunday School Teachers! Her crafts and artwork are valued keepsakes from Church Bazaars. Seth so loved spending time with Bev and Henry after school! In fact, I believe he may have just misplaced and forgotten that house key on purpose, so he could go visit them and have soda and pretzels for his after school snack. Doug and I will value the conversations and visits with Beverly and all of the town and family history we learned from her!
    Love,
    The Eriksens
    (Dawna, Doug, Marjie, and Seth)