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Dorothy L Walz (Schweinsberg)

September 9, 1933 — May 24, 2023

Dorothy L. Walz passed away Wednesday, May 24th, 2023, at 89 years old, after succumbing to a long battle of Alzheimer’s and heart disease.

Born to Arthur and Ruth Schweinsberg on 9/9/1933 in San Diego, California.  Dorothy was mostly known to all who knew and loved her as Sue. She met and married, Fred L. Walz, her brother Richard’s (Dick) Marine Corp buddy. He was her lifetime love of 62 years.  After leaving the Marines in1953, they moved to Fred’s hometown of Grand Junction, CO. Fred & Sue also lived many years in Tucson, Arizona, and retired in Austin, Colorado where they lived until Fred’s death in 2014. Sue then moved to Peyton, Colorado with their oldest daughter Patty.  Sue visited with their son Fritz in Montrose Colorado.  Sue moved to Ridgway, Colorado in 2021 along with Patty’s family.

She was preceded in death by her mother Ruth, father Arthur, and her brother Richard (Dick). She is survived by her sister Betty Nunez in Santee, California.  Sue leaves behind their 3 children: Patricia Hunter of Ridgway Colorado, Denise Walz of Heber City, Utah, and Fred Walz JR (Fritz) of Montrose, Colorado. Sue loved and cherished her 9 grandchildren, Sue and Fred also had 15 great grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren. Sue enjoyed working in their garden, hosting holiday family gatherings, hunting with Fred, and baking.  She was quite an accomplished artist, but most of all she loved caring for her family.

Sue will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Graveside services will be held on 10:30am on June 10th, at Orchard Mesa Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Alzheimer’s Research:

Crippin Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


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