Wal*Mart Matriarch Helen Walton Dies at 87
Helen Walton, wife of the late Wal*Mart founder Sam Walton, passed away Thursday in Arkansas, at the age of 87, the company announced.
Mrs. Walton was married to the Wal*Mart founder from 1943 until his death in 1992. The two opened the first Wal*Mart store in 1962, and Mrs. Walton went on to serve as president of the Walton Foundation. In 1997, she was awarded the National Patriot Award from the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.
Funeral services will be held April 23 in Bentonville, Ark.