Steve "Wally" E Walter

July 29, 1946January 21, 2013
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Steve Ebbert Walter (Wally) 66, born in Houston Texas, passed away on January 21, 2013, doing what he loved, golfing at Northridge Country Club where he was a member. Steve was from the Class of 1965 at James Marshall High in West Sacramento. He joined the Navy in 1965, where he was a boilermaker on the USS Hornet. He Married Nancy Tanner , the mother of his three children in 1965. Steve is survived by his children, Steve Walter, Gina Simonelli, and Jason Walter, a brother Harry Walter, a girlfriend Dominique Fairbank, and six grandchildren. During the 1970’s Steve began working at the Southern Pacific Railroad and worked until its closure. He enjoyed several successful business ventures until finally becoming the owner of Sunrise Nissan Auto Dismantling where he prospered until his retirement in 2003. Steve had literally hundreds of close friendships. He had a bigger than life personality and will be remembered for his ability to turn the most ordinary of functions into a party, his tough exterior, (even though he really had a heart of gold), his passion for Politics, and his keen business sense. There will never be another Wally. He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. A Visitation will take place from 4-8:00pm on Monday, Jan 28. Funeral Service at 12:00pm on Tuesday, Jan 29. Both services will be held at Mt. Vernon Memorial Park, 8201 Greenback Ln. Fair Oaks, CA 95628. A Memorial reception to follow at the 4th Street Grill, 400 L St Sacramento, CA 95814.


  • Visitation Monday, January 28, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Steve "Wally" E Walter

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October 11, 2017

Missing you Dad.

Barbara Josenberger

March 5, 2016

I was talking to Shirley today, she fell and broke her leg really bad and had to have surgery and will be in a rehab facility for almost 3 months, I don't know if you knew she moved to the East Coast years ago.....we always talk about you and how "Savvy" we thought we were. Just needed to come and write to you, prayers to Gina, Steven and Jason, they probably don't remember us, as they were in school, anyways my dear friend if you see Max up there say hello for me. You'll never be forgotten and always be in our hearts.

Gina Simonelli

June 22, 2015

Fathers Day will never be the same. I miss you Dad!

Gary Watson

September 4, 2014

Miss you Wally RIP my friend

Gina Simonelli

July 29, 2014

Happy Birthday Dad! I miss you...

July 28, 2014

Rest in peace pretty blue eyes.....

Love,then,now,and always...


Gina Simonelli

April 6, 2014

Your Great Grandaughter was born April 2, 2014. She shares Jason's Birthday. I hope and pray she has a mix of both your personalities. I think of you every day! Love you Dad!

Gina (Walter) Simonelli

January 21, 2014

It has been one year since you were taken away...

Thoughts and memories of you surround me, touching my heart and soul and I miss you.

Rest in Peace My Dear Father


October 25, 2013

There are days when I need your advice, your ear, and your ability to "ground" me... Today was one of those days. I talked out loud to you, I cried to you, I told you how much I missed you... I prayed that you were watching and could hear me. I prayed that you were safe, happy and golfing somewhere in heaven or wherever it is that we go. You were taken way too soon Dad! My heart aches when I can't hear your voice... There is so much to tell you... I'm gonna be a grandma and frankly really wish you were here to give me hell and tease me about it. I miss you Dad andI still need you here.

Gina Simonelli

June 15, 2013

To My Dad on Father's Day

I didn't get to say goodbye…

I would have said so many things to you.

I would have hugged you tighter that day you said “I'll see you in a couple days”…

I would have told you that I still love you like a little girl loves her daddy when she is five.

I would have told you that I'm glad you were hard on me, and that it prepared me very well for this cold hard world. But I would have also told you that I know you had a heart of Gold.

I would have told you that your words and actions gave me the courage to demand respect, that I did learn how to “use my voice” and not cower or be afraid of anyone. (Although, you already knew that… and at some point probably wished you wouldn't have taught that lesson so well!)

I would have told you that you taught me to go after whatever I wanted with passion and confidence, and that it worked! And I was always grateful for that advice!

I would have told you how much I enjoyed spending time with you, especially in these last few years, as our relationship grew stronger, and that I respected and valued your opinions, advice, and the time we had together .

I would have told you that I got a kick out of your multiple personalities, and that I used to tell everyone you were the male version of “Sybil”.

I would have told you that, even though it drove me crazy when you said it, I always felt a glimmer of pride when you told people I was the female version of you.

I would have told you that I hope I made you proud.

And Dad…
I would have told you Thank you… Thank you for helping me grow to be the strong Woman I am today!

Wherever you are, I hope you know what is in my heart. Happy Father's Day.

Your Loving Daughter