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Jack E. Walsh


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Jack E. Walsh

Jack E. Walsh, 83, of Rock Springs passed away Nov. 2, 2016 at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County.

He was born on Dec. 10, 1932 in Farmer City, Ill., the son of Jack G. and Ruth Ann Medley Walsh.

Walsh attended schools in Gloucester, N.J., and graduated in 1948. He then attended WestPoint and later graduated from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla., where he obtained a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering.

He married Ruthanna Donges in Conshohocken, N.J. Aug. 5, 1955.

Walsh was a United States Airforce veteran of the Vietnam War. He made a career as a pilot with the United States Airforce for 25 years and retired with an honorable discharge in 1977.  He then went on to work for Union Carbide in Chicago as an engineer for 20 more years.

His interests included computer drawing and designed plans for model airplanes. He enjoyed building model airplanes and was an expert marksman.

Survivors include his wife Ruthanna Walsh of Rock Springs; one son, Jack E. Walsh, Jr. and wife Patti of San Diego; two daughters, Karen Dickson and husband Rusty and Susan M. Been, all of Rock Springs; one brother, Douglas Walsh of Tennessee; one sister, Linda Weaver of Arizona; six grandchildren, Jonas Dickson, Bradley Dickson, Rachel Pappas, Travis Fleckenstein, Jack Walsh and Shannon Walsh; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Cremation has taken place and there are no services scheduled at this time.

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