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Dorothy Walkos


1922 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Dorothy Walkos, age 91, passed away on February 14, 2014, after an extended illness. Following Dorothy's wishes, she has been cremated.
Dorothy was born in Chicago, Ill to Marie and Albert Lubben, on March 29, 1922. On March 23, 1940, Dorothy was married to John Walkos. They had two children, Donna and Guy.
They moved to Tucumcari in 1972 and began managing the Circle S Motel. They later managed the Town House Motel. While still at the Town House they opened Dandy Good Donuts. After that they purchased the franchise for Circle K which they operated for several years.
Surviving Dorothy is her daughter Donna Townsend and husband Dennis, and son Guy Walkos and wife Debra, all of Tucumcari. Also surviving are grandsons Kevin Connell (and Jill) of Gunter, TX, grandson Scott Connell (and LaTonya) of Lakeland, Fl, Ryan Walkos (and Celeste) of Belen, NM, Brett Walkos (and Michelle) of Tucumcari, NM, one granddaughter Chasity Brito (and Homer) of Midland, TX. Also surviving is one brother, Redford DuPass (and Joan) of Sacramento, Ca. and eighteen Great-Grandchildren.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, John in 2011, and her parents.
A private Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Steed-Todd Funeral Home and Crematory, 800 E Manana Blvd.,, Clovis, NM (575) 763-5541. You may also sign the online guest registry at www.steedtodd.com .
A special thanks to the staff of Quail Ridge Assisted Living and Helping Hands Hospice of Tucumcari, NM.
Published in the Quay County Sun on Feb. 19, 2014
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