Caroline Wilson Walter Arthur 1930-2019

Caroline Wilson Walter Arthur was born April 24, 1930 in Mayfield, Kentucky, the youngest of two children, to Dr. Earle Charles and Grace Geneva Walter. She passed away on January 17, 2019 in Richmond, Virginia.

Caroline grew up on High Contente Farm in Mayfield, where she loved to ride horses and lived a happy life.  She graduated from Hollins College with a degree in Art History. With specific instructions not to marry a pilot, she began her career as a Stewardess for American Airlines in Nashville, TN.  On her first flight, she met co-pilot Claude Arthur, and they were married a year later in November 1953, beginning their life together in Nashville, TN. moving to Leesburg, Virginia in 1962 where they lived for over 40 years, and eventually relocating to Richmond, Virginia in 2005.

She raised three perfect children and was active in the Leesburg Garden Club where she was president.   She sold real estate, had many friends and loved her life in Loudoun County.

She is survived by her children:  Mary Walter Arthur of Reston, VA, Claude Clement Arthur III of New Orleans, LA, Charles Hampton Arthur of Richmond, VA (Sara Murray Arthur).  She also is survived by her three grandchildren: Caroline Astor Midkiff of San Diego, CA, Josie Nena Arthur and Loudoun Paul Arthur of Richmond.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leesburg Garden Club P.O. Box 2006, Leesburg VA  20175.  Services will be private to the family.

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