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Golda Jordan Walsh, 95, of Kingsport, died September 13 after a brief hospital stay.
She was born on July 23, 1917 to the late James Willis and Vada Ann Robinson Jordan. In addition to her parents, Golda was preceded in death by her husband, Arvel Parks Walsh, who passed away in 2008; sisters, Helen Collins and Marguritte Lowe; brothers, Ray Denver Jordan, Willis Jordan Jr., James Earl Jordan, Samuel “SD’ Jordan and Russell Jordan.
Golda retired twice from the bindery of the Kingsport Press – once in 1954 to start a family and again in 1986. Golda was a native of Johnson County, TN and a graduate of Johnson County High School. She worked for the Chicago Chemical Warfare Procurement District in various locations in Ohio and was a graduate of the Lincoln Nurses Institute and a Red Cross Volunteer Nurses’ Aid during World War II. She was certified, in 1945, as an airman by the Civil Aeronautics Administration to pilot a piper cub.
Golda was a member of Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church, Kingsport, TN and previously a member of Doe Valley Methodist Church, Mountain City, TN.
Golda is survived two daughters, Carolyn Walsh Carter and her husband, Milton of Unicoi, TN, Marilyn Walsh Lewis and her husband, Rick of Louisville, KY; a sister, Imogene Millsaps and husband Raymond of Elizabethton; two grandchildren, Justin Lewis and wife Meagan of Palatine, IL, and Emily Lewis of Danville, VA; special friend and neighbor, Clara Smith; Wednesday lunch buddy, Peggy Walsh; and faithful companion, Taco.
The family wishes to thank Golda’s faithful caregivers: Nina Arwood, Diane Bays, Janie Dixon, Carolyn Wampler, and Donna Weatherly.
Graveside services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. September 16, at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Mountain City with Dr. Kenneth Jordan officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to Milligan College, P.O. Box 750, Milligan College, TN 37682.
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Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of Golda Jordan Walsh.