Walter Puyear

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Thursday, August 30, 1945

Walter Puyear Dead; Caretaker At NITC

Walter Puyear, 63, caretaker at North Idaho Teachers college, former superintendent of the Nez Perce county hospital and a resident of Lewiston for the last 27 years, died at St. Joseph's hospital at 2:45 p.m. yesterday. He entered the hospital Aug. 16 and underwent a major operation. His home was at 712 Third street.

Mr. Puyear was born in Tennessee Oct. 19, 1881. Coming west he made his home at Ione, Wash., and then lived at Grangeville for several years. His marriage to Tracie Richardson took place Jan. 29, 1935, at Toppenish, Wash. His first wife died.

Survivors are his widow; three children, Mrs. Ann Asker, Cottonwood, and Mrs. June Harrison and James Puyear, both of Lewiston; three step-children, Sgt. Olive Hopkins, stationed with the WAC's at Baltimore, Mr. Archie Richardson, Tacoma, and Harold Richardson, with the armed forces in the south Pacific; and three brothers, Olie Puyear, Clarkston; Elmer Puyear, Orofino, and Percy Puyear, Toppenish.

The body is at Brower-Wann chapel with funeral arrangements pending.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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