We would like to keep his memory alive by purchasing a plaque, or bench, or dugout at a youth baseball field in Durango. Any excess money raised will go towards helping family travel to his memorial service.
He was born in 1949, in Phoenix, Arizona, the youngest son of Bob and Doris Walters. He was raised in Phoenix and later moved to Durango,Colorado, where he bought a pick-up truck, a horse, and a golden retriever. From there he spent time in Oregon, Arizona, Washington, and finally in Avila Beach, California, which he described as his most perfect place.
He was known by those who loved him as an avid learner and a collector of expertise. At various times during his life he studied at Arizona State University. He was thrilled by new people, new experiences, and new information. He was raised hunting and fishing, and passed that love of the outdoors to his children and grandchildren. As a teenanger he played guitar for The Catalinas in Phoenix. As an adult he could be counted on to play “Johnny B Good” every time someone would let him on a stage. There is no way to list all of his successes and accomplishments, but he was most proud of his family, his work in the youth baseball community in Durango, Colorado and later in Corbett, Oregon, and his business ventures around the world. He was a loyal friend, a devoted husband, and unabashedly proud father, and an adored “Coach.”
He is survived by his children, Corey (Condi), David (Katherine), and Lindsay, his step-children Aaron (Kara), and Adam, his grandchildren--Eli, Dylan, Sydney, Averson, and Ayla--and his wife, Jody, and their beloved and loyal companion, Riley.
A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Sunday, February 11th at 12:30, to be held at The Madonna Inn: 100 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405.
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