July 6, 1927 – September 25, 2015
Donald E. Walter of Blaine, WA passed away at the Peace Health Hospice House on September 25. He was born in Billings, MT on July 6, 1927 to Daniel and Bertha (Anhorn) Walter.
Don graduated from Billings High School in 1945. He graduated from Westmont College and from Gordon Divinity School. Don served as youth pastor at First United Methodist Church in South Hamilton, MA, and Gloucester, MA Trinitarian Congregational Church. He was ordained by the Essex South Association of Congregational Church; and served the Dryden, WA Congregational Church, and Blaine, WA United Church of Christ. He retired in 1994 and was awarded Pastor Emeritus of Blaine’s UCC.
Don was preceded in death by his grandchildren Kailey Walter and Scott Weatherill. He is survived by his wife Ann, sons Brendan Walter (Lauri), Jonathan Walter (Kari) and Timothy Walter (Cindy), all of Blaine; step-sons Kenneth Weatherill (Lynn) of Friday Harbor, WA, Kevin Weatherill (Kim) of Bellingham; step-daughters Kari of Grants Pass, OR, and Lisa Anderson (Cory) of Bellingham: grandchildren Krista, Leif, Dwayne, Matthew, Jessica, Angela, Elizabeth, Hillary, Mitchell and Hanna; great-grandchildren Jacob, Dessah, Elaina, Annabelle, Scott, Carter, Harrison and Kenna.
Don was a member of the Blaine United Church of Christ, a family service will be held at Stillwaters Greenacres Memorial Park. A public memorial service will be held on Sunday October 11 at 2 p.m. at the Blaine Performing Arts Center. Memorials may be made to Blaine United Church of Christ. Please visit www.molesfarewelltributes.com to leave memories and condolences.