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  • J. Stewart Walker, Jr. Endowment Fund, College of Charleston Foundation
    66 George Street
    Charleston, SC 29424
  • Carlton Davies Walker Scholarship Fund, Christ School
    500 Christ School Road
    Arden, NC 22704

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Patience "Penny" Davies Walker, 85, of Charleston, South Carolina, entered into eternal rest Saturday, June 9, 2018. Her Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in St. Philip's Church, 142 Church Street at 2:00 P.M. Interment to follow at churchyard. Friends may call Monday, June 11, 2018 from 4:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. at 19 Palmetto Road. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC. DOWNTOWN CHAPEL.

Penny was born June 2, 1933 in Charleston, South Carolina, the only child of the late Carlton Griffith Davies and Harriet Goodacre Davies. Penny graduated from Ashley Hall School in 1951 and completed her undergraduate degree at Hollins College in 1955 with a degree in English.

Penny gave generously of her time, talent, and resources to many organizations throughout her lifetime. She served in many capacities at St. Philip's Church. She served on the boards of Ashley Hall School and The Charleston Museum, where she was named a trustee emeritus. She was one of the first licensed tour guides of Charleston, and it brought her such joy to share the history and stories of her beloved city. She continued throughout her lifetime fighting to preserve the charm and dignity of the Charleston she loved.

Those who knew and loved Penny will remember her passion for history and music, her keen intellect and wit, her fierce determination, her unwavering loyalty to friends, her bridge acumen, her iconic morning walks on the battery, but mostly her love of her family who will miss her dearly.

The family would like to thank her amazing caregivers whom she came to love, Cassandra Green and all the wonderful caregivers from Home Instead. They would also like to thank Roper Hospice, and especially Lilly, for all the guidance and support.

She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth "Betsy" Walker Grimball (Lawton) of Charleston, and her 3 grandchildren, Eliza Grimball Smith (Turner), Harriet Grimball Haan (Matthew), and Anne Lawton Grimball. She was predeceased by her sons John Stewart Walker, Jr. and Carlton Davies Walker, and her grandson Carlton Davies Grimball.

Memorials may be made to the J. Stewart Walker, Jr. Endowment Fund, College of Charleston Foundation, 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424 or to Carlton Davies Walker Scholarship Fund, Christ School, 500 Christ School Road, Arden, NC 22704.