Walter William SMITH

December 29, 1929May 13, 2019

Walter William Smith, born December 29,1929, passed away peacefully in his home in Westminster, Co on May 13, 2019. Wally went to be with the love of his life, Muerel Smith at the age of 89.

Walt is survived by his Children Shirley Tranchina, Catherine Evans Hergert (Larry), David Evans (Tammy) and Patty Evans. He has 14 Grandchildren, 26 Great Grandchildren and 11 Great Great GrandChildren. He also is survived by his three precious nieces Shannon Smith, Shawn Smith-Hutchinson and Erin Svendsen and his nephews Grady Barnett and Nathan Barnett.

Wally was a Korean War Veteran of which he was very proud.

Walt or Smitty as many of his colleagues called him, worked many years at Sunstrand and retired after a successful Career as a Quality Control Engineer.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the FOE Charity Foundation at the address below. This charity accepts donations for: FOE Charity Foundation Alzheimer’s & Neurological Fund or Foundation Golden Age Fund. The Fraternal Order of Eagles has available three "501(c)3 charities" to which you may donate funds. Please send contributions to the Grand Aerie for charities. In the memo please put "In Memory of Walter W. Smith" and which charity you are donating to. You will receive an acknowledgment that can be used for tax purposes along with an In Memory card you can send to the family letting them know you donated in his name.

The Fraternal Order of Eagles Foundation, Inc. - Tax ID Number 20-2479590 Charities Department 1623 Gateway Circle S. Grove City, OH 43123


  • Viewing Saturday, May 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 18, 2019
  • Reception Saturday, May 18, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, May 18, 2019


Walter William SMITH

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Richard LeBar

May 18, 2019

You will definitely be missed. Many memories of reunions in Estes Park. As my mom best put it, we were so lucky to have you as part of our family. I just regret we were not able to play more golf together. However, memories last forever!!

Erin Svendsen

May 18, 2019

Salinex mist,and a stuffed up nose...
Couple of squirts and the snot really flows..
Gotta get a hanky and hold in my fist...
So I can keep up with my salinex mist!
Jingle by my uncle Waltski!
Thank you for the love and so many laughs! Love you ever so much!!❤️❤️

Arilyn Starling

May 18, 2019

Wally, I will always think of you as my singing guy 🙂 and I will miss the looks you used to give me when you didn’t believe what I was saying! I will lift a glass to your wonderful memory and the place your songs and jokes have in my heart!

Cynthia Griffith Zimmerman

May 17, 2019

I do not know that I will ever be able to express how much you mean to me. Your unending love and support lifted me through some of my darkest days. I am so thankful Billy and Trinity were able to have you in their lives for as long as they did. Your memory, love and laughter will remain forever in our hearts. Say hi to my parents for me! Until we meet again...
We love you!!

Ray DeRosier

May 17, 2019

Where does one start to express the joy and pleasure of knowing this man. Through Walt's extended family I had the luxury of being teased, taunted and I believe accepted by this man as a friend . Bronco games, weddings, golf; memories I have that can never be taken away. God bless you sir, thank you for your service for our country and making me laugh. You were the real deal. Heaven just got a lot brighter. A new star in the sky forever.

Phyllis Iverson

May 17, 2019

It has been so many years since I had seen Walt. I know this is a sad day for everyone who knew him. In my memories he was a quiet man,He was very well liked and respected. I am so sad for his children and the families. I thank Patti ,Shannon and Shawn and Erin, for sharing all the pictures and letting me know about him. It was a very exciting happy day when we first connected. Now my heart is heavy God Bless all of you You were certainly a blessing to him.

Patricia Jennings

May 17, 2019

I remember the times I would go to his and your moms’ home and always, always made me feel so comfortable and make sure I ate and drank, as long as I was content. No matter where or how long it had been before seeing Wally; he always gave me his wonderful smile and a happy hug. I must say it was quite a surprise of his passing and saddens my heart so. Wally will certainly be missed and loved by so, so many.........God Bless, my friend...........Trish.

Patty Evans

May 17, 2019

Dear Wally; my Dad,
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for picking us as your family and children knowing in advance what you were committing to. Thank you for your strong influence in teaching us so many thing about respect, life and love!! Thank you for ALWAYS being there for the whole family especially after Mom passed. And I sincerely thank you for allowing me to love and care for you the final years and days of your life!! It was such an honor!! You will always be with us with wonderful memories and much love ❤️

Janelle Hassell

May 16, 2019


To the most loving, kind, and giving person (except for the head cheese you fed me as a child)... you loved all of us so unconditionally even though we weren't all blood. Thanks for being there for me always! You will be greatly missed. Love you very much!

terri watkins

May 15, 2019

Walt; you were a wonderful person and the perfect neighbor. I was lucky to grow up across the street from all of you. My favorite memory was somewhat recent. Patty wasn't sure if you'd remember had been a long time...but I walked in and you smiled and said " Well; hello Terri"... That warmed my heart! You had a smile for everyone. You will be missed but you left so much love and kindness with all of us... Love you Walt!