Eula Mae Walters, CRNA, JD
Eula Mae Walters
was born in La Grange, N.C. on January 22, 1921. She passed on November 6, 2012. She was an Army nurse in World War II, and served in Italy; and, she was a stewardess nurse on the Seaboard Coast Train Line between New York City and Miami, Fla.
Eula Walters became a nurse anesthetist, and she was a CRNA for more than 30 years. She was instrumental in fighting for nurse anesthetists to have the right to bill for their services as sole providers. She gave thousands of anesthetics, co-authored journal articles, and served on anesthesia boards. She "never lost a patient on the table."
She was a member of American Women for International Understanding and travelled with the organization to Russia, China, Afghanistan, and other countries. In her sixties, she attended law school and earned a law degree. She went on to fight for more than 11 years to save and dedicate "Ferry Park," or "Sue Bierman" Park for the people of San Francisco. She believed the City should preserve and cherish its few remaining green spaces.
Eula Walters ran the Bay to Breakers race at 75 years of age, and was an avid swimmer for most of her life. She passed away peacefully of natural causes in San Francisco, where she had lived for more than 40 years. She will be remembered as a feisty, caring lady who fought tirelessly for what she believed in.
Eula Walters was married by Norman Vincent Peale to William Satterwhite in New York City. She was later divorced and left no children. Her nieces, nephews, cousins and friends will miss her strong, loving spirit. At her request her remains were donated to University of California/San Francisco, and there will be no memorial service.