Walter “Walt” Joos was loved by many and cherished by many more. He had a gentle, giving sole and would help anyone he could… even if it meant going without himself. He loved his neighbors and friends on the hill and his local morning meeting table at Shannon’s where he would learn all he could about life in Tonasket.
For all of his life, he loved being outdoors. Camping and fishing topped his list of loves, but he always held a dream in his heart for a cabin nestled in the woods that he could call home. A few years back, that dream came true and that is where he wanted to be and was when he passed away. Winters made it difficult to get to the cabin, but he stated he was going to do all he could to be there this winter… That will absolutely happen now!
Walt has two sons, Michael (Mike) and Daniel (Dan); three grandsons Tylor, Joseph and Spencer; loving brother Anton (Tony) and sister-in-law Maria; niece Christine and nephew Martin.
A memorial service will happen in July and those close to him will be notified prior to the event! We would like to thank the whole town for the hospitality and friendship you gave Walt. You truly gave him a place that felt like home!