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Walterine  Cavanaugh

Memorial for Walterine Cavanaugh

Born on Mar. 11, 1929
Departed on May 27, 2011 and resided in Austin, TX.
Service: Friday, Jun. 3, 2011
11:00 am
Cemetery: Cook Walden Capital Parks
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Walterine Cavanaugh was born March 11, 1929 in Austin, Texas. She was the fourth daughter of the late Mr. J. C. and Elizabeth Simmons. Walterine accepted Christ as her personal savior at an early age uniting with Nineteenth Street Baptist Church. She attended public school in Austin, Texas.

Walterine united in holy matrimony with Oliver Eugene Cavanaugh on August 2, 1947. She dedicated her life to raising her 5 children. Prior to her passing, Walterine was cared for with love and dignity by the staff at Park Bend Health Center and the Odyssey Healthcare Hospice Team. Walterine was a vibrant woman with passions for cooking, music, dancing, and family. She had a wonderful sense of humor and brought joy and laughter to everyone she met. She was a Daughter, Sister, Mother, Aunt, Grandmother, and Friend. Walterine was affectionately known as Mama Walter by her family.

Walterine is preceded in death by her daughter Verna Jean Mack; parents J.C. and Elizabeth Simmons; sisters Claudia Adams and Dorothy Alexander.

She leaves to cherish her life and memories, two daughters Shirley Cavanaugh-Wallace and Erma Cavanaugh; two sons, Donald Cavanaugh (Jamie) of Austin, Texas and James Cavanaugh of Fort Worth, Texas; one sister Gladys Crayton of Austin, Texas; twelve grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild, and many nieces and nephews. And she loved us all.

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