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Gary Walters - 1939-2008

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  • Gary Walters - 1939-2008

    Gary Walters, born June 9, 1939, passed away on May 1st at 6:00am at Dixie Regional Medical Center in St George, Utah. Gary was a man with many talents and interests.

    He served in the U.S. Air Force for 2-1/2 years, with honorable discharge and after became a private pilot. He was a professional musician and member of the American Federation of Musicians from 1959 to 1993, playing mostly the bass and bass guitar. He played with many of the top billings in the 60's through the 80's, and toured with Andy Williams, Buddy Rich, Arlo Guthry, Peggy Lee, David Cassidy, and many other top performers of their time. He had a love for classic cars, and was the founder and president of the Zion Chapter of the National Studebaker Club, and developed many of the websites for other Chapters. His stable included, as of late, a classic 1951 Jaguar, a collectable 1990 4 door Avanti, and a 62' Granturismo Studebaker. He was a Senior Pro Bowler and organized and played in many tournaments all over the world. He also organized and ran the SSBT starting from 1992 to about 2000. He bowled a perfect 300 shortly before falling ill. Among being a man of many interests and talents, Gary was intellectual, had remarkable timing and wit, and was loved and respected by many.

    Mr. Walters is survived by his loving daughter Julie Nigh, his son Eric Henderson, Stepson Bill Mill's and stepdaughter Shannon Dumais. His mother Leona Lichtenberger, sister Barbara Prince, brother Steven Lichtenberger, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and many wonderful friends. Gary will be missed by all.

    As per Gary's wishes there was no memorial service.

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