Gladys M. "Skeeter" Walker of Steamboat Springs died July 20, 2001, at the Doak Walker Care Center.

Skeeter was born Dec. 22, 1933, in Steamboat Springs to the late Edward "Pop" and Hazel May "Hazie" Werner. She married Ewell Doak Walker in May 1969 in Las Vegas, Nev. He preceded her in death Sept. 27, 1998. Skeeter was in the family retail sporting-goods and apparel business in Steamboat Springs.

She is survived by her brother, Loris "Bugs" Werner and wife Deb of Phippsburg; her stepchildren, Russ, Lisa, Scott, Deanna, Lori, Chris and Paul; a sister-in-law, Vanda Werner of Denver; and six step-grandchildren.

A memorial Mass was held July 26, 2001, at the Holy Name Catholic Church in Steamboat. Monsignor George Schroeder presided. Peterson Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials in Skeeter's name may be sent to the Hazie Werner/Ewell D. Walker Memorial Fund in care of the Yampa Valley Community Foundation, P.O. Box 774965, Steamboat Springs, 80477.


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