Roy Palmer Walton, Las Vegas, Nev,. formerly of Glenville, 81
Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 23, 2004
The memorial service for Roy Palmer Walton of Las Vegas, Nev,. formerly of Glenville, will be held 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday May 29, 2004, at the United Methodist Church in Glenville.
Roy died at age 81, at his home in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 1,
with his family by his side.
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He was born on March 11, 1923 in Forest City, Iowa, the son of William and Ida Walton. He graduated from Forest City High School, he then served in the army March of 1943. He went to Fort Sheraton, Ill., during the summer of 1943, he then completed basic training in Ill. and was sent to Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. Then he went to Camp McCoy, Wis., Fort Stewart, Ga., and then Fort Gruber, Okla. From there it was back to Calif. and then to the Philippines where he participated in Three Beach Landings. He was in the Mindinoin battle which was in the Philippines. He married Mable (Short) Lenze on August 30, 1947.
He worked as mechanic, owned a Gas Station in Glenville, custodian for the Minnesota Rest Area, Greenly Golf Course, school crossing guard in Las Vegas, and also worked for the bin site in Glenville. He served as a volunteer fireman, hauled gas to farm homes with Mobil Coop. He was a member of Legion, Eagles, VFW, and the Moose clubs for many years.
He is survived by his wife Mable (Short) Walton of Las Vegas, Nev., his daughters Trudy, her husband Gary Rogert of Albert Lea, LaDonna, her husband Darrell Butler of Edmond Okla., two sons Neil Walton of Las Vegas, Nev., and a son Lowell Walton. His grandchildren Kim, her husband Joe Abrego of Albert Lea, Marc, his wife Theresa Rogert of Clarks Grove,
and Jessica Butler of Edmond, Okla., Danny and his wife Amy Walton of Albert Lea. He also has five great-grandchildren Allison and Trevor of Albert Lea, Mason Rogert of Clarks Grove, Jamie and Alyce Walton of Albert Lea.
He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Ida Walton, four sisters Wilma Haugen, Pearl Oxley, Bertha Brady, and Florene Fredrickson, two brothers William Paul Walton, and Tracy. They will all be sadly missed in there music and joking around with their friends and relatives.