Posted: Friday, February 02, 2001

Robert 'Skeeter' Walters

Former Juneau resident Robert "Skeeter" Walters, 64, died Jan. 30, 2001, at the Rogue Valley Medical Center in Oregon.

Walters lived in Juneau from 1970 until 1992. Brookings, Ore., had been his home for the past eight years.

He was born Feb. 1, 1936, in Lakeport, Calif. He married Kathryn Kujala (Walters) in 1956 in Reno, Nev. He lived in Fort Bragg, Calif., and worked as a commercial fisherman. He crabbed commercially in Alaska before retiring and moving to Oregon.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Carl Walters. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn, of Brookings; daughters Suzanne Jones of Spokane, Wash., Amy Paradis of Brookings and Carol Hadaller of Jefferson, Ore.; son Robert Walters of Tenakee Springs; brothers Herb and Lloyd Walters of California; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at a future time. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 3330 NW Yeon Ave., Ste 130, Portland OR 97210.

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