Steamboat Springs resident Gaylord E. Walters passed away Oct. 24, 2008, at his daughter's home in Topeka, Kan. He was 76. He was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor Sept. 13.
Gaylord was born Dec. 30, 1931, to Elmer and Esther (Wittrock) Walters, of Bancroft, S.D. He married Joyzella Christensen on Nov. 4, 1956.
Survivors include daughters Sherry Asper and her husband, Neal, of Yakima, Wash.; Susan Wenger and her husband, Kim, of Topeka, Kan.; and Darla McGill and her husband, Doug, of Hamilton, Mont.; brother, Jerry Walters, of Ten Sleep, Wyo.; seven grandchildren; his former wife, Joyzella Walters, of Brookings, S.D.; and his constant companion, Josie, a yellow Labrador retriever.
A memorial service is at 2 p.m. July 5 at the home of Jay and Danielle Hofschulte, 39770 Routt County Road 33 in Steamboat Springs. Friends are encouraged to attend.