Walter Henry "Bud" Nalty, 79, formerly of Thoreau, N.M., passed away Sept. 28, 2012, in Raton, N.M. where he was a resident of the Miner's Colfax Medical Long Term Care Facility.
Bud was a 40-year resident of Thoreau.
He was instrumental in the growth of the Thoreau Fire Department and spent many years as a passionate volunteer fireman, EMT, and was a member of the New Mexico State Arson Association.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Barbara Nalty, of Grants, N.M.; sons: Ernie Nalty and Vicki; Cyril Nalty (Scott); Jody Nalty and Mary; daughter: Michelle Martin and Sandy; and 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donation be made to the Miner's Colfax Medical Long Term Care Auxiliary, 203 Hospital Dr., Raton, N.M. 87740.