Patricia “Paddy” Lucille Waloven, 72, of Pasadena, Texas, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 at home after a long illness.
Born Jan. 22, 1941 at Leavenworth, Kansas, she was the daughter of the late Col. John Q. Walker, U.S. Army (Ret.), and the late Helen L.(McDonald) Walker.
Growing up as an Army child, she resided at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; San Gabriel, Calif.; Eagle Rock, Calif., and Occupied Japan. She graduated from Rolla High School in Rolla, Mo. in 1959.
She was an avid book worm. She was heavily involved in genealogy, spending many years researching her family tree and family trees of other families. She loved bowling and was a member of many bowling leagues over the years.
As a writer of short stories, poems, family history documentation, U.S. and state census data collection, she took advantage of computer technology and purchased her first computer in the early 1980s. In earlier years, she opened her home for the care of foster children.
Mrs. Waloven was employed until the time of her death as food service manager at J. Frank Dobie High School, Houston, Texas.
Mrs. Waloven started her employment with the Pasadena Independent School District in 1979 at Jensen Elementary School; Williams Elementary School in 1982; Pasadena High School in 1983; Test Kitchen in 1986 and Pasadena High School in 1987.
She is survived by her husband, Robert M.; children, Denise Eddleman of Houston and Christopher Eddleman (Pamela) of Humble, Texas; a grandson, Samuel Eddleman; stepchildren, Patrick Wills, David Strout, all of Humble, Texas; Michelle J. Waloven of Manhattan, N.Y. and Christine M. Waloven of Glens Falls, N.Y.
Calling hours were held Monday at Grand View Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Tuesday. Condolences may be shared at www.grandviewfunerals.com.