Lorey Walters
Lorey Walters, our beloved husband, son, father, brother, and grandpa, passed away at home unexpectedly on May 2nd. He was born March 4, 1952, to Donald D. and Joyce Reynolds Walters in Tooele, Utah. His father passed away soon after his birth and 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, his children Amanda(Rick)Saunders, Katie(Ryan) Marshall, Chelsy Walters, Teara(Matt) Manzanares, Jonathan Spencer, Cody(Kelli) Spencer, Mindy(Bryan) Williams, His Mother Joyce Rydalch, Sister Linda(Randy) Sloan, Brother George Rydalch, many nieces and nephews, eighteen 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 St. LDS Chapel in Grantsville on Wednesday, May 8th from 6-8 pm. There will also be a viewing one hour prior to his funeral on Thursday May 9th from 10-11am, with funeral services starting at 11am. Interim will be at Grantsville City Cemetery. This is where the cowboy rides away, we love you and you will be greatly missed by all.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lorey will be missed by all who knew him. His work buddies will miss his hard work. He had a wonderful welding talent that he could make anything. He will be missed by all. Happy Trails Cowboy!

Anonymous said...

To the Walters family, God took Lorey way to early and it is hard to imagine the loss you are feeling. Lorey was one of the sweetest, kindest men, coworkers and friend anyone could ask for. God bless you and R.I.P Lorey you will be missed by all.

Terri said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you Colleen and all your family. God speed Lorey and rest in peace.
Love and hugs from Terri

Anonymous said...

Colleen & Family,

Words cannot express the sadness felt by all in the loss of Lorey.
May you all find comfort and healing in the memories you share with such a great man!
Thoughts n Prayers,

The Braun's

The Lees said...

We only knew him by his beautiful brood mares and yearly foals, but each year he brightened our existence when seeing him start the water and later bring the new years babies. He was such a hard working, gentle man who would indulge my naivety about horses and speak with me. Our hearts are aching for your loss. Our summers will never be the same. Rest Dear Man.

Anonymous said...

Lorey... You were and will always be my true friend. I know no matter what…you will always be working around the house or the barn, shoeing a horse, and or feeding your animals. I just want to say thank you for always being there for me. You have taught me so much over the years, and I will never forget my saying before I start something new, “What would Lorey do?” Rest in Peace my friend, you deserve it, but you left us way too soon. You will be missed by everyone who knew you, until we meet again my friend.

RIDE COWBOY RIDE……….

Jeff Hall