Celebrating the life of Charles "Tom" Arthur Walter
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Tom was the quintessential cowboy, taking home an award of a paint horse for calf-roping when he was just twelve years of age. He went on to different professions, including training race horses, running a cattle trucking business, and eventually joining the staff at La Junta Livestock, where he worked for 35 years. He traveled the Midwest, and regions beyond, buying and selling cattle, and making friends with every rancher he met. He mentored many a young man as they struggled with their ranches, and was there for so many friends and family in their time of need. Tom loved playing his guitar at the Senior Citizens Center, fishing, Bronco football, Rockies baseball, and his lucky numbers were 7 and 4. The most common phrase the family always heard was “He is a truly good man.” His famous last words were, “Is it done yet?”
There will be a memorial service to celebrate his life at 2:00 on Sunday, February 18, at the La Junta First Church of Nazarene, 1111 West 10th St. in La Junta, CO. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Johnson-Romero Funeral Home of La Junta. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Arkansas Valley Hospice.
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