Walter Lewis Bohrer
June 1, 2013
Walter Lewis Bohrer died May 23, 2013. He was born May 18, 1960, to Walter Alva Bohrer and Nancy Fay Bohrer in Denver. Three years later, the family relocated to Craig, where he and his future siblings were raised.
Walter was a 1978 Moffat County High School graduate and soon after joined the Navy and served a four-year tour. Upon receiving an honorable discharge, he returned home to Craig, where he began a 20-year career at City Market from 1982 to 2002. In 1999, he married Lana Kennedy, of California, where they moved in 2002. Lana Kennedy had two children, Naomi and Christopher, who Walter considered his own.
After a short period of living in California, they relocated to Henderson, Nev., to be closer to Naomi and her husband, Gary, and more specifically to his grandson, Joseph. Walter and his grandson were inseparable and they loved to go on long walks, fish, swim and ride quads in the desert.
In 2009, Walter moved back to Craig to help his parents with their day-to-day activities and their medical needs. He kept close ties with his step-kids and grandson. During the summers, his grandson would spend several weeks with him and was excited about seeing him again this summer.
Walter was employed at CAPS and served as a resident manager. He enjoyed being a part of the lives of the residents and always looked at the "good" people had to offer.
Walter loved his Denver Bronco and WWE wrestling. He would still argue to this day that it was real and not fake. He enjoyed chatting with his family and many friends through Facebook and texting. He also loved playing computer games. He loved making his family laugh and was always picking on them. Walter was the best kid-sitter ever. He would spend hours watching kid shows to make the kids happy — shows like "Land Before Time," which he watched 700 times with his niece, "Bear in the Big Blue House" and "Dora the Explorer." Walter would do anything that a kid would ask him to do, from playing dolls to playing cops and robbers.
He is survived by his parents, Walt and Nancy Bohrer; his sister Belinda and her husband, Alex Puente; and his brother Jim and his wife, Bridget.
A service will be held at 1 p.m. June 3, 2013 at the Apostolic Lighthouse Church, with a gathering of friends and family immediately after the service at the Moffat County Fairgrounds picnic area.
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