Welcome to the
memorial page for
Gertrude Julia Walls
November 17, 1916
~ June 19, 2018
Gertrude J. Walls, known to friends as "Gertie," passed away on June 19, 2018 at the age of 101 years. The daughter of David Colsher and Gertrude Vance Colsher, she was born and raised in Philadelphia, starting her family there before moving to Monmouth Beach, NJ after WWII, then later to Red Bank.
Gertie was a co-founder of the Monmouth Beach Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, started one of the first women's softball leagues in the area, and worked at the Little Silver Family Pharmacy for 30 years before retiring to Williamsburg, VA in 1999. She had a zest for life that included a love of traveling throughout the world, dining out, going to the beach, reading mystery novels, and watching Judge Judy.
In her later years, she especially enjoyed singing all the old hymns from her upbringing in the Lutheran Church. She would often tell people that her secret to a long life was orange juice & chocolate and her grandchildren could always count on her to have the best sweets and junk food (with a root beer barrel always in her purse). What she loved most of all was spending time with her family, and she was the beloved matriarch of four generations.
She is predeceased by her husband, Roy Walls Sr., her son Kenneth Kube, and her grandson, Kenneth Rienzo.
She is survived by her daughter Carol Lewis; son Roy Walls Jr. and his wife Nancy; her grandchildren Claudia Lewis Ross and her husband Glenn, Roy Walls III, Christopher Walls and his wife Carla, Kendra McCann and her husband Keith; 12 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren.
Memorial donations can also be made to Shriners Children's Hospital in Philadelphia, PA in her memory.