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Jon Foster Walters


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Jon Foster Walters Obituary
Jon Foster Walters, 73, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Sunday, September 20, 2015 at his home surrounded by family.
Jon was born February 20, 1942 in Spokane, Washington to Howard James Walters and Elaine Stanaway Walters. He lived most of his life in Blackfoot, except for three years spent in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Blackfoot High School along with four years in the Union Electrical Apprenticeship Program.
On October 24, 1964, Jon married Mary LaTheresa Kiggins at the Meridian House in Blackfoot, Idaho.  
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He also spent many years involved with the Blackfoot Elks Lodge.
He started his career in 1960 and worked as an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) electrician. He spent a lot of years working as an electrician at the INL. In 1977, he was elected as Local 449 Business Manager. In 1982, he was elected as the 8th District International Vice President for the IBEW. Then, in 2005 he served as the International Secretary-Treasurer in Washington D.C. for the IBEW. He was very involved with and loved his brothers and sisters in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
In his free time he enjoyed snow skiing where he taught at Targhee for eight years, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, golfing, and spending time with his family.
Jon is survived by his wife, Theresa Walters of Blackfoot; daughters, Michele (David) Brewer, Nichole Walters and Candice (William) Kniffin, all of Blackfoot; brothers, Steven (Becky) Walters of Blackfoot and Dave (Carole) Walters of Idaho Falls; sisters, Frances McCarthy of Clarksville, Tennessee and Janis Walters of Shelley, Idaho; five grandchildren, Dalan Romrell, Macie Romrell, Cooper, Camryn and Carver Kniffin.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Faye Gray.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot.  The family will meet with friends and relatives for one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to one of the three, Hospice, Cancer or Diabetes Foundation.
Published in The Morning News on Sept. 23, 2015
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