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Coffelt – Junior Walter Coffelt, 82, a resident of Rio Rancho since 1993, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008. Walter was born Nov. 27, 1925, the son of Walter and Clara Henderson Coffelt in Silver Lake, Mo. He had worked as a security officer for LANL and NTS before he retired. He is a United States Navy Veteran of World War II. After serving his country, he lived in Los Angeles, Calif., from 1946-1961, then moved to Los Alamos, N.M., and in 1993 he moved to Rio Rancho. Walter is also a longtime member of the VFW, the American Legion, and in recent years became a member of the Disabled American Veterans.He was preceded in death by his wife, Tessie Coffelt; one grandchild, Matthew Coffelt; six brothers; and two sisters. Survivors are three children, Everett, Kerry and Theresa; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Emma Hudson.Interment will be at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb.15, 2008, at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe. The Memorial Service for Walter will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, at the Central Baptist Church, 501 Aztec NW, Albuquerque, with Pastor Hilcias Barrios officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Federation of the Blind, 2828 Carlisle Blvd. NE, Suite B, Albuquerque, NM 87110.
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