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Longtime Alaskan resident, Harold Valentine Walther, 80, died peacefully, September 3, 1994 in Anchorage, Alaska.

Visitation will be held Sunday, September 11th from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Evergreen Mortuary, 737 East St. Phone (907) 279-5477.A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, September 12th at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel, 2501 Maplewood St., Anchorage, Alaska. Burial with military honors will follow at Fort Richardson National Cemetery.

Harold Walther was born in Sherman, Nevada, March 19, 1914. On June 23, 1943 he married Beryl Hope Brand in the Salt Lake City Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After the war, they lived in Elko, Nevada, where he had a floor covering business.

He and his wife and three children moved to Alaska in 1953. In Alaska he established his own business there and was known throughout the state for his custom quality workmanship.

Harold Walther was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many church and leadership positions including: stake clerk and bishop's counselor in Nevada; branch president, district president, high councilor, Alaska district president, mission counselor, and Alaska stake patriarch in Alaska, and stake patriarch in Idaho.

Harold Walther is survived by his wife, Beryl, of Anchorage; and his children and their spouses, Grant Walther, Kay and Dale Walther, Barbara and Gary Adams, Delores and Michael Gillson, Lori and Byron Walther, Lorraine and Kent Christenson, Marlene and Robert Lewis Jr. and Jennifer and Newell Walther.

All four of his sons and a daughter served full time missions for the LDS Church. His seven children who are married have all been married in the LDS temples.

Mr. Harold Walther is also survived by three brothers and five sisters, Villa Goldstrom, of Las Vegas, Nevada; A. H. "Jerry" Walther, of Mesa, Arizona; Florence Meier, of Lewiston, Utah; Clara Larsen, of Fallbrook, California; Paul Walther, of Elko, Nevada; Jack Walther, of Lamoille, Nevada; Beulah Dalley, of Salt Lake City, Utah; and June Reilly, of BelAir, California.

In addition he is the grandfather of 32 grandchildren.

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