The Reverend Frederick Sutherland Walz, 73, born in Mineola, Long Island, New York, January 23, 1937, passed from this life June 21, 2010 in Pueblo, Colorado. After graduating from high school in Janesville, WI, Fred studied engineering at the University of Wisconsin, graduating with a B.S. in 1959. He went on to study at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL, earning a MDiv in 1962 and a STM in 1971. He interned at Mansfield College, Oxford University, England, serving as Assistant Chaplain for non-Anglican students. Ordained as a Presbyterian Minister, he served parishes in Oklahoma and New York before choosing to pursue a fulltime career as a Pastoral Counselor. Throughout his life he was active in Presbytery, and served numerous congregations as a Supply and Interim Pastor. Moving to Denver, CO at the age of 48, he co-established Pastoral Counseling for Denver. He discovered a passion for hiking, skiing, and animals. He summitted fifteen of Colorado's 'Fourteeners,' and fearlessly conquered Double Black Diamond ski-runs. He and his wife, Anne, built a house near Littleton, filled the barn with animals, and opened their doors to family and friends from around the world. The couple moved to rural southern Pueblo County, CO in 2002, and eventually settled in the mountain village of Rye. Survived by his wife, Anne Ewart Walz of Rye, CO; former spouse, Ann Marie Teegardin of Mountain View, CA; daughter, Carolyn C.(Paul) Wagner of Olympia, WA, son Peter M. (Kris) Walz of Santa Cruz, CA; sister, Pauline H. Webb of Bonita Springs, FL; four step children: Jeffrey Sturdivant of Nashville, TN, Wade Sturdivant of Dallas, TX, Michael Sturdivant of Blue Mountain Beach, FL, Lissa Sturdivant Tilousi of Chino Valley, AZ; and three grandchildren: Jakob and Kianna Walz of Santa Cruz, CA; and Dylan Sturdivant of Blue Mountain Beach, FL. Predeceased by his parents: The Reverend L. Humphrey Walz and Jean Menzies Sutherland Walz of Janesville, WI. Fred was passionate defender of peace and justice, and he will be fondly remembered. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 24, 2010, at the Rye Home United Methodist Church in Rye, CO. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be donated to the Nature Conservancy or Mountain Park Environmental Center, Beulah, CO. Online condolences may be posted at:

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  1. Pauline, Perhaps you remmber that Fred and you and I met when we were all youngsters. My parents were the renters of the Menzies farm on County Trumk A, east of Janesville. I remember a photo of the three of us with my 4-H calf beside the bird bath on the lawn of the Menzies’ house. You have my deepest condolences. Wally

  2. To the Walz Family,

    Please accept our deepest condolences on your loss. Our prayers are with you.


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  3. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Your friendship, support and encouragement are fondly remembered.

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