FRIENDS OF ANAHUAC REFUGE
To make a donation to the Friends of Anahuac Refuge in honor of Patrick Walther, please use the form on this page. Donations can also be mailed to P.O. Box 278 4017 FM 563 Anahuac, TX, 77514.
Obituary originally published in The Port Arthur News
Monday, April 10, 2017
Patrick Stephen Walther, 51, of Port Acres, Texas passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas.
Patrick was born on May 21, 1965 in Sulphur, LA to John and the late Rita Walther. He was a 1983 graduate of Hackberry High School and a graduate of McNeese State University where he received a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology. He was active at the Catholic Student Center, and assisted with many Agape and Awakening Retreats. He began his career with the US Fish and Wildlife Service as a seasonal firefighter, a position he loved. He was passionate as a wildlife biologist, working at McFaddin and Anahuac National Wildlife Refuges. He mentored and guided many young biologists starting their career. He cherished the coastal marshes and diligently worked to protect and improve them throughout his 30 years with the Federal Government. He was the Assistant Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop 75 and greatly enjoyed camping and hiking with the troop. He was a bee keeper, hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman.
Patrick is survived by his high school sweetheart, sunshine, and wife of 25 years, Patricia Simon Walther of Port Acres, Texas, three children, Emma, Laurie, and Andrew; his father, John R. Walther of Moss Bluff, LA; one brother, David Walther and wife Marie, of Milton, LA; five sisters, Margaret and husband Gabriel Canizares of Argyle, TX, Catherine and husband Michael Montgomery of Lake Charles, LA, Dorothy and husband Orin Ortego of Lake Charles, LA, Anita Walther of Houston, TX, and Cecilia and husband Toby Richmond of DeRidder, LA, and numerous nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle Pocky dearly.
Visitation will begin on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Clayton Thompson Funeral home in Groves, Texas, with a rosary to be prayed at 6:30 pm at the funeral home. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at St. Therese, The Little Flower Catholic Church Port Acres, TX. Rev. Rejimon George, CM.I. will be the celebrant. Burial will follow in the New Hackberry Cemetery in Hackberry, LA at 2:30 PM under the direction of Clayton Thompson Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers you may make donations to Friends of Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge P.O. Box 278 4017 FM 563 Anahuac, TX 77514 in the loving memory of Patrick Stephen Walther.
The Friends of Anahuac Refuge was established in 1997 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Anahuac, TX.
For questions, call the refuge office at 409-267-3337.
P.O. Box 1348
Anahuac, TX 77514
Refuge Office Address:
4017 FM 563, Anahuac, TX 77514