Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

May 7, 2013
Lorey Don Walters

Obit Lorey WaltersMarch 4, 1952 – May 2, 2013

Lorey Walters, our beloved husband, son, father, brother and grandpa, passed away at home unexpectedly on May 2. He was born March 4, 1952 to Donald D. and Joyce Reynolds Walters in Tooele. His father passed away soon after his birth and he was raised by Clyde “Chug” Rydalch. He was married to Pam Westring and had three beautiful daughters: Mandy, Katie and Chelsy. He and Pam were later divorced. He later married Colleen Urry and inherited two more daughters and two sons. He served in the Army National Guard during the Vietnam War era. He was currently employed as a crane operator at Deseret Chemical Depot and planned to retire in June. He won the Past Champion Bull Rider competition in Manti in 1988 and proudly wore the belt buckle he had won that day. He lettered in baseball, football and wrestling in high school. His hobbies included raising horses and farming, and he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He served several years as the vice president of the Grantsville Rodeo Club, spending countless hours helping the youth of the club. When it was required the rodeo club have two arenas, he got busy and built the second arena.  He spent many hours  taking his daughters and other rodeo club youth to high school rodeo competitions throughout the state. He is survived by his wife Colleen Walters, children Amanda (Rick) Saunders, Katie (Ryan) Marshall, Chelsy Walters, Teara (Matt) Manzanares, Jonathan Spencer, Cody (Kelli) Spencer, Mindy (Bryan) Williams, mother Joyce Rydalch, sister Linda (Randy) Sloan, brother George Rydalch, many nieces and nephews, 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, and his devoted canine companion, Desi. He is preceded in death by his father and step-father, and two grandchildren.  A viewing will be held at the Durfee Street LDS Chapel in Grantsville on May 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. There will also be a viewing one hour prior to his funeral on May 9 from 10 to 11 a.m., with funeral services starting at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Grantsville City Cemetery. This is where the cowboy rides away. We love you and you will be greatly missed by all. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 277-0050.

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