Feb. 28, 1912 — Feb. 8, 2011
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Walter peacefully passed away at the home of his nephew and his nephew’s spouse in Bellingham, Wash. He moved to Bellingham on Feb. 1. During his final days Walter remained focused on the core values that guided him throughout his long and productive life: family, friends, generosity and service to the community. He also retained his lively sense of humor.
Walter was a member of Federated Church for more than 30 years. While living in Placerville, Calif., he gave his time and resources to many programs designed to help others. For Child Protective Services, he and his wife Alice provided temporary housing for troubled youth. He worked at the Share Food Closet, the HELP Housing Program and the Juvenile Service Council ministering to youth in Juvenile Hall. He strongly believed in, and supported, the mission efforts of Heifer International and Habitat for Humanity. All of the above and more he did in response to his King’s admonition to “Feed my lambs.”
For those who wish to honor Walter’s memory donations may be sent to either Heifer International, P.O. Box 6021, Albert Lea, MN 56007, or to Whatcom Hospice Foundation, 800 East Chestnut, Suite 1-A, Bellingham, WA 98225.