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Obituary: Elmer Lee Walston


Obituary wreathElmer Lee Walston, 82, of Greeley, Colorado passed away Friday, April 1, 2016 in his home. Elmer was born December 13, 1934 in Hamburg, Iowa to Grover and Effie (Ailshie) Walston. He is preceded in death by his many brothers and sisters.

On October 7, 1953 he married the former Joan Travis in Red Oak, Iowa. He is survived by his three children, son Rick (Karen) Walston, and daughters Cindy (Jay) Muir and Joni (Scott) Wagner, and many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family. Elmer was a loving father, husband, grandfather and friend to all.

Elmer was a Building Inspector for both the City of Loveland and the City of Fort Collins. Before moving to Colorado, Elmer was a Captain on the Red Oak Volunteer Fire Department for 10 years, winning many awards during his tenure. Through the years Elmer enjoyed playing softball on the church league, bowling, fishing and water skiing. He and Joan also enjoyed traveling, taking many cruises and trips abroad. His favorite vacation was to Israel.

Elmer’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at MeadowView of Greeley Assisted Living for the loving care and support they provided during the last four years. Also, thank you to Hospice of Northern Colorado for their care and support.

A Celebration of Life Open House will be held from 4 pm – 7 pm, Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Johnson’s Corner Banquet Room. Please join us to remember a life well lived. Go to for condolences.

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