Portia Margaret Walters, formerly of Olathe, died Thursday, April 26, 2012, at San Juan Living Center in Montrose. She was 87.
At her request, no services will be held. A private inurnment will take place at Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Grand Junction.
Mrs. Walters was born June 24, 1924, in Kansas City, Mo., to Dan and Bessie (Root) Rice. She spent her childhood in Empire and Estes Park. She graduated from Estes Park High School in 1941.
Mrs. Walters served in the United States Navy Waves during World War II.
She married Joe Walters on July 25, 1947, in Aztec, N.M. They celebrated 56 years of marriage in July 2003. They enjoyed traveling, wintering in Arizona and touring through Texas. He died Nov. 25, 2003.
Mrs. Walters moved to Olathe in 1980. She attended Olathe United Methodist Church. She was a lifetime member of the DAV in Montrose, Delta Elks Lodge #1235 and the VFW in Orville, Calif. She enjoyed reading, watching television, her free time and eating and socializing at the senior center in Olathe.
She is survived by three nieces, Dana Gleghorn of Silver City, N.M., Valmarie Duncan and her husband David of Placerville, Calif., and Beverly Catania and her husband Chuck of Gilroy, Calif.; two great-nephews, Robert Gleghorn and his wife Kristin of Mason, Texas, and Michael Gleghorn of Montrose; a great-niece, Georgette Buchanan and her husband Murray of Montrose; and several great-great-nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Walters was preceded in death by her husband and a daughter, Joelyn Walters.
Memorial contributions may be made to Olathe United Methodist Church, Olathe Ambulance Association, Olathe Senior Center or to any veterans organization.
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Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.blog comments powered by Disqus