Obituary of Carol Ann Walsh
In Loving Memory of a Woman Who Found Beauty EverywhereIt is with deep sadness we share that Carol Walsh departed this world on September 23, 2023 in Albuquerque, New Mexico leaving an inspirational legacy.Born on January 11, 1928 in Cimarron, New Mexico, Carol was the daughter of Carl S. Conlee Sr. and Lillian Thomas Conlee. She grew up in Las Cruces, New Mexico and attended Texas Women's College in Denton, TX where she explored her interest in fashion design. She was honored as a Sun Bowl Princess in 1946.She shared 57 magical years of marriage with her loving husband, Edward A. Walsh, who passed away in November of 2004. Their partnership was built on a foundation of humor, love, respect and the shared joy of building a home for their family.Carol's ability to find beauty in the world around her was truly unparalleled. Her vivacious and positive personality attracted people of all ages, and her timeless grace and charm were magnetic. She was witty, sharp, and her creative talents inspired those fortunate enough to know her.She turned the ordinary into the extraordinary. Her interior designs inspired, her original artistic creations were admired and her culinary skills led to signature “do not share” family recipes. She was a Master Gardener and shared that passion with fellow members of El Dedon Verde Garden Club in El Paso, Texas.Carol’s memory lives on in the hearts of her family and friends, including her children Patricia Nelson, Janice Walsh, Kathleen Watkins, her brother, Carl S. Conlee Jr, her six grandchildren, four great grandchildren and her beloved dog Lily.
Interment service at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church November 17, 2023 at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family recognizes Carol as a lifelong learner and kindly requests donations be made in her memory to PBS.org, America’s largest classroom and stage for the arts.May she continue to encounter beauty and joy beyond measure in the after lifeTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Carol Walsh, please visit Tribute Store