In memory of
Walters
In memory of
Walters
Reva Belle (Lewis) Walters, 83, of Arvada, Colorado passed away on August 31, 2016. Her beloved husband, Henry "Hank" Ralph Walters Jr., 86, of Arvada, Colorado passed away soon after, on September 20, 2016. Hank and Reva were deeply loved and will be immensely missed by their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, siblings, extended family and their many friends. Reva was born February 19, 1933 in Lyman, Nebraska to Violet Elizabeth (Shaner) and Henry Hugh Lewis. As a child, the family moved to Riverton, Wyoming where she grew up on the Lewis farm and was active in 4-H. She attended elementary school in the Riverton and Arapahoe areas and completed her education at Riverton High School. Hank was born October 1, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan to Edna Leaona (Miller) and Henry Ralph Walters, Sr. The family later moved to Greeley, Colorado and then to the Riverton, Wyoming area in 1938. Hank attended the two-room school house in Arapahoe through 8th grade and later graduated from Shoshoni High School. He then enrolled at Northwest Community College in Powell, Wyoming on a basketball scholarship. Hank left college early to be closer to Reva, the love of his life, and they were married shortly thereafter on May 29, 1949. The young couple settled in Riverton and had four children; Rick, Rod, ReAnn and Joyce. Hank worked in oil field sales for Johnson Testers and Smith Energy, managed the Teton Hotel, owned and operated a tavern in Kemmerer, Wyoming and later, together with Reva, was one of the first Subway Sandwich owners in the Denver metropolitan area. Side-by-side, they operated several Subway stores in Arvada and Boulder. During his life, Hank was an avid golfer and gardener, and enjoyed bird hunting, playing cards, learning about history, spending time with family and friends and bird watching on the back deck. He was also known for his outgoing demeanor and his everpresent sense of humor that made him a favorite personality to many. During Reva's life she worked as a receptionist, bookkeeper and was an accomplished business owner in her own right. Reva was a loving mother and was her children and grandchildren's biggest cheerleader both in life and in sports. In fact, at certain events, Reva could often be heard above all the other mothers as she cheered on her loved ones! During her life Reva enjoyed competitive bowling, dancing, golfing, cooking, sewing, crocheting, embroidery, crafts, Bible study and most importantly, her heart was full and happy when spending time with family and friends. Reva was also known for her spunky, positive, "can-do" attitude and extraordinary optimism. Hank and Reva are survived by their son Rick and his wife Kim; son Rod and his wife Becky; daughter ReAnn Walters; daughter Joyce Hachen and her husband Dan; nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren; siblings Max Lewis, Ken Walters, Donnie Walters and Marian Jenness. Hank and Reva are preceded in death by their parents, Henry and Edna Walters and Henry and Violet Lewis; siblings, Robert "Lefty" Walters and Eldeen Bennett; and daughter-inlaw, Katrina Walters. A celebration of Hank and Reva's life will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2100 N. Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80214. Please join the family for a luncheon reception immediately after the service. Memorial contributions can be made in Hank and Reva's name to the American Lung Association at www.lung.org or mailed to: American Lung Association, Donation Processing Center, P.O. Box 7000, Albert Lea, MN 56007-8001. Online condolences can be made at www.aspenmortuaries. com ... Show More
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