Patricia ‘Paddy’ Lucille Waloven, 72, of Pasadena, Texas, died on Thursday January 24, 2013, at home after a long illness.
Born, January 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 brat, she resided at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; San Gabriel, Calif.; Eagle Rock, Calif.; and Occupied Japan; graduating from Rolla High School in Rolla, Mo., in 1959.
She was an avid bookworm, having read hundreds of books over the course of her life.
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 was responsible for the supervision of 26 cafeteria employees, food safety, food ordering, inventory, and daily meal preparation for a student body population of 3,700 students.
In addition, she was responsible for catering for special events sponsored by administrative staff at the high school.
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; step-grandchildren, Patrick Wills, David Strout, all of Humble, Michelle J. Waloven of Manhattan, NY, and Christine M. Waloven of Glens Falls, NY.
Family will receive friends on January 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Grand View Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held on January 29 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Grand View Funeral Home with interment to follow in Grand View Memorial Park.
Condolences may be shared at www.grandviewfunerals.com