Violet Krall, long time resident of Chapel Hill, died September 1, 2014. In 1967, Violet was hired into the Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, UNC-CH. After retiring in June, 1986, she had a retirement home built in Chatham County. Violet maintained ties to Chapel Hill, going there for almost all her health care, attending card parties with friends, and participating in quilting at a Lutheran church. In 1998, her son Allan came to live with her. She gradually shifted from complete independence to relying on Allan for many things. On the occasion of Allan's 57th birthday, Violet decided to start her Buddhist practice. She became a member of Ashuzan Myosenji, a Nichiren Shoshu temple in Silver Spring, MD. Violet is survived by five children. Gregory Philip, Allan Scott, John August, Stuart Pace and Karen Louise Storholt. There are an untold number of grand children and great grandchildren. Per her request, a Buddhist funeral service was conducted for her September 5, 2014, in Silver Spring.
A memorial service commemorating the life a dedicated mother, good friend and diligent worker will be held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, East Rosemary Street, Chapel Hill at 11 a.m., Saturday, September 20, 2014