May 27, 1935-Janary 20, 2018
Vern Lee Walters, 82, passed away on Jan. 20, 2018 unexpectedly from cardiac arrest. He was born May 27, 1935 in Clover, UT to Lewis Henry and Candace Walters. Vern attended and graduated from Tooele High School. He married Rita Eloree Sagers on July 15, 1955 in the Logan Temple. They were blessed with three daughters. He served in the US Army.
Vern enjoyed many outdoor activities from deer hunting and bow hunting to boating and fishing. A lot of cherished memories were made on the House Boat at Lake Powell, rafting the river at Flaming Gorge, fishing at Strawberry, and waterskiing at Willard Bay. He enjoyed a lot of road trips in the RV with family, with many trips to California.
He was a builder, owned a construction company and then work took him out of state to California, Arizona, and Colorado to work on large projects. He was a perfectionist in the building process and to us could literally build or fix anything. He would often help others with his knack for repairing small engines. We will miss having him a phone call away when we need his expert advice.
Survived by his wife, Eloree, daughters Cindy (Allen) Argyle of West Bountiful, Glenda (Alan) Chapman of Corinne and Carol (Shawn) Stephens of Kaysville, 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren with one more on the way.
Vern’s father passed away when he was only 16 years old. He has talked about looking forward to seeing him again his whole adult life. The loss we feel is brightened by the thoughts of that special reunion finally taking place.
Vern donated his body to the University of Utah Research Center. At his request, in lieu of a funeral service a casual visitation will be held on Saturday, January 27 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Centerville South Stake Center, 270 N. 300 East, Centerville.