Walter Fey

Walter Lewis Fey

Walter Lewis Fey, 84, formerly of Great Falls, passed away May 1, 2013, in Newhall, California, at the Henry Mayo Hospital of natural causes.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Louise Elizabeth, his wife, and his grandson, Jonathan. He is survived by his children, two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mary Jane Newcomb, of Great Falls.

The family will receive guests at the Schnider Funeral Home on Friday May 10, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday May 11, 2013 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1015 15th Ave. So., Great Falls, MT. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery with military honors. Schnider Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Walter was born January 29, 1929, in Great Falls, Montana, to Walter Victor Fey and Pauline Pohlod. Walter grew up in Great Falls, served his country as a Marine in the Korean Conflict, and graduated at the top of his class at the School of Pharmacy, University of Montana, in Missoula, in the spring 1956. He met and married Helen Saunders that same year, on September 21st. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Cardston Alberta Temple, of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

He was a wonderful father to Jacob, (married to Jackie), of Canyon Country, California, and Thelma Pauline Fey Roley, of Dayton, Idaho. He was the loving grandfather to Michael Keith Roley, of Salt Lake City, Utah, Katie (married to Jason Wallentine), of Boise, Idaho, and Jonathan Lewis Roley (deceased). He was the great grandfather to Kambrea Ann and Jonathan Kurtis Roley, of Clifton, Idaho, and Isabelle Ann Wallentine, of Boise, Idaho.

Walter's life was full, as a practicing pharmacist for many different retail pharmacies in Great Falls. He was very meticulous, and paid close attention to detail. He constantly kept current with ongoing education in his career field. This made him popular, and high in demand. He ended his career as the head pharmacist of the Cascade County Convalescent nursing home. His hobbies included photography, wood working, and culinary delights.

Condolences for the family may be posted online at

Funeral Home

Schnider Funeral Home
1510 13th Street South Great Falls, MT 59405-4501
(406) 727-1368

Published in Great Falls Tribune from May 8 to May 10, 2013