Walter Lazo was born in Puno, Peru. When he was two months old his family moved to Bolivia, where they lived until he was 8 years old. At that time the family was transferred to the Peruvian jungle to continue with their mission. When he turned thirteen he enrolled in the Adventist High School in Ñana- Lima. He continued his education in this school until he earned a Theology degree.
It was 1981 when he started his missionary service at ADRA (a benefit institution) in Lima. After three years working in this institution Walter met his beautiful angel, Nancy Navarrette, and they married a year later. They completed their family with two handsome boys, Junior and Paul. It was 1997 when the family was invited to the USA for a mission service.
During this time, Walter supported his family by working in many places like Head Start, VVH, FedEx and Walmart. Everybody who knew Walter had the opportunity to know a man with a big heart, a good sense of humor, a very strong faith, and a great musician.
When Walter was a baby his mom exposed him to music. At the age of 4 he learned how to play the accordion, and when he was 8 he learned how to play the piano. Music was always present in Walter's life.
He spent the last 15 years living in Glenwood Springs, which he had adopted as his home because he thought this valley was like a paradise. He was a member of the Madrigal Choir for 6 years.
Walter thought that everything was possible when you tried hard. Unfortunately everything in Walter's life changed in February 2010 when he was diagnosed with liposarcoma cancer, a very strange and aggressive illness.
Walter lost his battle against cancer on Thanksgiving morning with a hope someday he will return with the second coming of our Savior. Walter will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He was 54 years old.