David Edward Walton

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

 1947 – 2018

Dave was born in Bozeman, Montana, to Les and Virginia (Jinny) Walton. He grew up on a ranch in the Bridger Canyon area where he developed his love of hunting and fishing. After a short term in the U.S. Navy, he returned to Bozeman and went to work. The job he spoke of most was on the paving crew putting new streets in at the airport. In the late 1980s he answered a call for help from his mother to assist her with a broken arm and moved to Dillon, MT. Here he continued his love of hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife Ava of Dillon, MT; brothers Mike (Patsy) Walton of Newport, N.C., and Steve (Linda) Walton of Billings, MT; and sister Linda Walton Messerly of Talladega, Alabama; children Dan, Michelle, Jammie, Tina and Kim; along with eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery in Dillon on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 at 1:30 p.m., followed by a dessert and coffee gathering at the American Legion hall in Dillon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Legion HELP Program or The American Legion Memorial Park in Wisdom, MT. There is a guestbook available online at www.brundagefuneralhome.com.

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