Services for La Nell “Doodie” Walts, 86, of Killeen, will be at 11 a.m. today at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Killeen with Vicar Joe Woodward officiating. Burial will follow at Killeen Memorial Park.
Mrs. Walts died Aug. 23, 2012, in a Temple hospital. She was born Oct. 16, 1925, in Airville to Albert and Adela Rinn Bartek.
She married Bill Walts and they were married over 60 years. She was a very active and wonderful woman who enjoyed life.
She was an active part of the country western band “The Goodtimers.” She loved line dancing, two stepping and gardening. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary for the American Legion. She taught several young people to dance. That was one of her favorite things to do.
Her flowers in the backyard of her home were her pride and joy. When they bloomed, she would take pictures to show everyone and capture the moment. She had the greenest thumb in town.
She was a member of the Gilmore Center and the Lions Club for seniors. She and her husband played music once a month for the seniors to dance and enjoy the music. Several seniors would come to the stage to get her to dance with them because they knew she wanted to get on that dance floor. Doodie and Bill could really “cut a rug” back in the day.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be missed by everyone.
Survivors include her husband, Bill Walts of Waco; one son, James Walts of Killeen; one daughter, Billie Smith of Killeen; one brother, Adelbert Bartek of Harker Heights; one sister, Jo Mildred “Tootsie” Humphrey of Houston; one grandson, Cody and his wife, Kasey Smith, of Belton; one great-granddaughter, Lauren Smith; numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation is at 10 a.m. today at Immanuel Lutheran Church. A gathering of friends and family will be at the home of Larry and Sandy Walts following services at 1004 Longhorn Trail in Belton.
Crotty Funeral Home of Belton is in charge of arrangements. Offer condolences at www.crottyfh.com.