Walter E. Clay, 89, passed away May 3, 2013, in Charlotte, N.C. Preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, Rosemary Clay. Survived by children, Ric Clay, DeLayne Clay, Fred (Stephanie) Clay and Mardi (Rick) Clay-Mutz; grandchildren, Robyn, Clay, Megan, Zack, Danielle and Ki; seven great-grandchildren, Madeline, Logan, Ella, Sadie, Leigh, Ethan and Kyran. Walter was a teacher and coach at District 60 and was a sports official. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2013, First United Methodist Church, 11th and Court, Pueblo. Memorials may be made to Pueblo Runyon Sportsfield Association or the charity of your choice through the funeral home. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Walt Clay was about the best thing ever to come out of pueblo. a long time gym teacher, mr clay was my gym teacher at heaton middle school in the late 1970s. mr clay was a jock himself so he favored the athletes and me and my brothers so enjoyed clay’s tutelage and good sports minded spirit. i have become a basketball official and i owe the desire to do that to mr clay. he officiated almost every sport. he was a true inspiration.

  2. May I offer my sincere condolences to you on the death of Walt. May your hearts find comfort in God’s Word where he states: He (God) will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God shall wipe away tears from off all faces. (Isaiah 25:8) May your loved one awaken to a world where there will be peace (John 5:28,29; Psalm 37:11) no sickness (Isaiah 33:24) and no more troubles (Revelation 21:4) throughout eternity (Psalm 37:29). May your hearts find comfort and hope in God’s Word for all that he has said will surely come to pass. (Titus 1:2) My deepest sympathy to you.

  3. I was just informed down here in Arizona of Walt’s passing. I enjoyed visiting with Walt over the years. Had so much respect for him. I always thought he would live on forever. What a great loss.
    Coach Tom Brockman

  4. My condolences to the family of Walt Clay. What a wonderful person who had many friends in Pueblo. A man whose voice shall not be forgotten. I wish that many people who knew of him had an opportunity to talk with him. A great conversationalist and very witty man, especially about his professional past and experiences. You will be missed Sir Walter of Clay with a smile and a good heart.

  5. Back when physical discipline was acceptable, Walt was my
    Football Coach and Gym Teacher … 1968-69 School Year at
    Heaton Jr High School … In Gym Class we lined up in three
    rolls, military style, alphabetically for roll call … Last roll was
    Alan Watts, Ronnie Wong, and me Jeff Wuertele … Roll was
    called by last name … One day a fellow student in front of me
    glanced over his shoulder, looking at me, said ” Watts Wong
    Wuertele ” … I began to snicker … Walt left his position grabbing
    me by the ear with his stubby fingered hand demanding to know
    what was so funny … When he stopped shaking my head I told
    him what had happened … He laughed loudly and returned to his
    position to lead the class … Walt was a tough and strong man
    with a big heart … He had lots of compassion for those who gave
    it their all … Thanks Walt you taught me respect … Jeff Wuertele

  6. Walt was a great guy, I always enjoyed seeing him. He was one of the people who made Pueblo a great place to grow up. Mike Stanton

  7. Besides being my gym teacher at Heaton in the 1970’s, Mr. Clay was also my dad’s football coach at Centennial in 1956-58 (pictured is Walt Clay and all-state football player Walt Pickerel in 1958.)

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