Jennie Dorothy (Gier) Walter

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Jennie Dorothy Gier was born on April 12, 1909 in Walnut, Kansas to John Wesley and Mabel Eva (Phillips) Gier. She was a resident of Grand Junction for over 60 years, having moved there from Craig in 1942. She was educated in Kansas, graduating from Pittsburg Senior High School and from the Kansas State Teacher’s College in Pittsburg with a certificate in Education.

She married Kenneth C. Walter on May 31, 1930 in Wray, Colorado. They had two sons, Richard and Phil. Ken preceded Jennie in death on Oct. 31, 1966. Jennie retired from Mesa College in June, 1974 as a Sec-Receptionist at the College Center. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Grand Junction since 1945.

Over the years, she taught Sunday School in the Children’s Dept., taught Teacher’s Training classes, served on the Board of Christian Education, and was on the Staff of Secretary of Christian Education from 1958 – 1961.

Jennie is survived by her sons and their wives, Richard and Sherry and Phil and Joan; grandchildren, John Walter, Marcia Randol, Rick Hollembeak, Merrie Webster, Wayne Walter, Mark Walter, and Katrina Walter; great grandchildren, Kaitlyn Randol, Steven Walter, Scott Walter, Jayden Walter, Amanda Kingsley, and Jeremy Cunningham, and great great grandchildren, Briana Bork, Kaiden Kingsley, Aiden Cunningham and Hunter Cunningham, and a sister, Mattie Nelle Dixon.

She was preceded in death by her husband, and two sisters, Lucile Walter and Bertha Sessions.

Visitation will be from 4 – 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at Martin Mortuary. Funeral services are Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 10 a.m., also at Martin Mortuary. Burial will follow in Orchard Mesa.

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