TOPEKA — Alyson Anne Walter, 57, of Topeka passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at her home in Southwest Topeka.
Alyson was born, the second of six children, to Don and Alice Gould Humphreys on Nov. 10, 1963, in Great Bend Kan. Alyson graduated from Great Bend High School in 1981 and from Kansas University in 1986 as an Occupational Therapist. Upon graduation she worked as a pediatric OT at Lakemary Center in Paola.
While living in Olathe, Alyson met David Walter. They married in late 1989. Dave was attracted to her independent nature. In Topeka, Alyson worked as an OT at the Capper Foundation eventually serving as Director of the Infant/Toddler Program. During her time tenure, the program multiplied its reach and client base.
Alyson was a devoted mother to her two sons. Alyson expressed her love through the care she gave her family and the kindness she extended to everyone who knew her.
Alyson was an accomplished swimmer in high school and in college. She walked on to the Kansas University Swim team. She was praised by her coaches for her hard work and dedication. She lettered at KU and was proud to be inducted into the KU Athletic Hall of Fame.
Alyson enjoyed crafting, scrap booking, and making greeting cards. She loved to decorate for each holiday and worked to make each one special for her family.
Alyson is survived by her husband Dave; sons, John (Keelan) Walter, and Christian Walter, all of Topeka; mother, Alice Humphreys of Hesston Kan.; brothers, Doug (Acacia) Humphreys of Changchun, China, Jay Humphreys (Carin Carr) of Castle Rock Colo., Hutch Humphreys of San Diego Calif., and Hank (Amy) Humphreys of Hesston. Alyson was preceded in death by her father, Donald Humphreys; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harold and Florence Walter; and sister Meredith Humphreys.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 1st, at Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home, 2801 SW Urish Rd, Topeka KS 66614. Funeral service will be 5 p.m. Friday, July 2nd, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Mercy NICU, sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to www.kevinbrennanfamily.com.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, June 30, 2021