Ethel McIntyre Walsh
Ethel McIntyre Walsh died Saturday, April 20, 2019, at Mansfield Place in Essex Junction, Vermont, at the age of 90.
She was born Aug. 23, 1928 the daughter of Merton and Alvira (Shoen) McIntyre. Ethel graduated from Lake Placid High School in 1946 and Potsdam Teachers College in 1950. She married Fred Walsh on June 18, 1949, at the Adirondack Community Church of Lake Placid, which was the church she attended growing up. Together they had four children, two granddaughters, and four great-grandchildren. She taught elementary school at Burnt Hills-Balston Lake, Galway and Crown Point. In Crown Point, she taught kindergarten from 1964 to her retirement in 1983. She relished the times she would reunite with former students. After retirement, Fred and Ethel enjoyed traveling the country to visit family and friends, while wintering in Sarasota, Florida.
Ethel had a wonderful sense of humor and had a great talent for needlework. Many of her family and friends treasure the gifts she made by knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch and needlepoint. She also enjoyed making and sending handmade cards. Ethel enjoyed ladies’ Bible studies, and many of her projects displayed her favorite verses, in which she found comfort.
Ethel was a longtime pianist, organist and Sunday school teacher at the Crown Point Bible Church.
Ethel is predeceased by her husband Fred in 2013 and daughter Linda in 2007. She is survived by sons Fred and wife Karen of Frisco, Texas, John and wife Joy of Spring Grove, Illinois, and Rob and wife Terry of Essex Junction; granddaughters Emily Ballard and her daughter Lydia of Frisco, Texas; Bethany and husband Rob Jerkins of Bartlett, Tennessee, with their sons Connor, Grant and Jack; Sarah Bousquet; and Tess and husband Jason Macaleer and their son Jack.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 10 at 6 p.m. at Christ Memorial Church, 1033 Essex Road, Williston, Vermont. A graveside service will be held Saturday, May 11 at noon at the North Elba Cemetery, 76 Old Military Road, Lake Placid.
The family would like to express their great appreciation for the love and tender care that was provided for their mother by the staff at the Residence at Shelburne Bay and most recently at Mansfield Place.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Crown Point Bible Church, 1800 Creek Road, Crown Point, NY 12928, or the NETS Center for Church Planting and Revitalization, 999 Essex Road, Williston, VT 05495. Arrangements are being handled by the M.B. Clark Inc. Funeral Home in Lake Placid. Relatives and friends are invited to share a memory or leave condolences at www.mbclarkfuneralhome.com.