Lyle James Walters

Lyle James Walters
1954 - 2013
Lyle "Jim" James Walters, 59, of Boise, died Friday April 26, 2013.
A funeral service will be held at 3:30pm Saturday, May 4th, at the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel.
Jim was born January 11, 1954 in Kalispell Montana to Edward D. and Delores M. E. Walters.
Jim attended elementary through high school in Kalispell Montana. After high school Jim joined the Navy where he proudly served our country from 1973-1978. He lived in Montana, Washington and Idaho.
Jim worked as an Ironworker for many years and attended college in Longview Washington for several semesters. He enjoyed fishing, camping and watching sports, he was always passionately rooting for the Boise State Broncos and Seattle Seahawks.
Some of the special things we will remember about him... He had a unique sense of humor. Jim could always find a way to put a smile on your face. He was a lover of all people and animals. Jim was never quick to judge and he quickly became everyone's friend. Without question Jim would literally give you the shirt off his back. He loved his animals as no one did, they were an extension of his immediate family. His animals often enjoyed the same dining experiences that he did. The past several years what made Jim truly happy was spending as much time as possible with his grandkids. They truly were the center piece of his life. He was the granddad of all granddads. Many would agree if you could describe Jim in one word, that word would be AWESOME.
Jim is survived by his daughter, Angela Brown and her husband Drew and grandchildren Noah and Naomi of Gilbert, Arizona; son, Joshua Walters and grandchildren Madisyn and Maycee of Boise, Idaho; and son Edward Walters of Boise, Idaho; brother Edward Walters and his wife Linda Walters of Redwood City, California; sister Candy Smith and her husband Tony Smith of Las Vegas, Nevada; his pals with paws Tiny, Ace, Chopper, and Zeke; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jim was preceded in death by his mother, Delores; father Ed; brother Richard, nephew Kristopher; his faithful pawed companion, Sissy; and the love of his life Rebecca.
In lieu of flowers please make contributions to your local Humane Society.

Published in Idaho Statesman on May 2, 2013