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Gary L. Walters

August 27, 1950 ~ September 21, 2021 (age 71) 71 Years Old


Gary L. Walters

Gary L. Walters, 71, Hays, died Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at HaysMed.

He was born August 27, 1950 in Hays, the son of Florence and Mary (Braun) Walters.  He graduated from Hays High School in 1968.  On July 26, 1975 he was united in marriage to Alice Marie Gross in Miami, Oklahoma, and they celebrated 46 years of marriage.  Gary was a UPS driver for 39 years and also a driver for The Hays Daily News, Hess Services, and the U.S. Postal Service.  After his retirement, he worked as a cemetery caretaker for the City of Hays.  He enjoyed doing paperwork on his computer and mowing his and his neighbors’ lawns.

Gary is survived by his wife: Alice, a step-son: Howard Krug of Hays, four sisters: Doris Dinkel of Hays, Rozine Lambertson and husband Harry of Hays, Barbara McCauley of Topeka, and Debbie Bohm and husband Tom of Hays, and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Private family services will be held at a later date.  Memorials are suggested to the Dreiling-Schmidt Cancer Institute, in care of Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.  Condolences and memories of Gary may be shared with the family at

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