LANCASTER, PA.—Katherine “Kay” Nunn Wallace was born in Ft. Benning, Ga. in December, 1941. She passed away on September 6, 2019, in Lancaster, Pa.
Born into an Army family, she was the third child of Col. and Mrs. William A. Nunn Jr. As part of the colonel’s duties, they lived around the world spending many years in both Japan where Col. Nunn was the military governor during the occupation and the Nunn family resided in the Governor’s Mansion and later in Orleans, France.
She attended and graduated from Walsingham Academy and Eastern Kentucky University, receiving a degree in education. While at Eastern, she met the love of her life and husband of over 50 years, Dick “Wally” Wallace. They moved to Rockville, Md., in 1975 where Dick started his State Farm agency.
Kay was a teacher at St. Catherine Laboure where she enjoyed teaching until she retired in 2007.
She is survived by her children Terri Wallace, David Wallace (Judy) and Carri Wheatley (Jeff); brothers Albert “Spike” Nunn (Becky) of Kilmarnock and Frank Nunn (Bert) of Pascagoula, Miss.; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dick; and her daughter, Patti Wallace Ayton.
Her service was held at St. Mary’s RC Church in Rockville with interment following the service and a celebration of life held at the Holiday Inn in Gaithersburg.