MILLER — Darling “Jean” Walton, 82, passed away on Sunday November 3, 2019, at Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. today, at Kirk Funeral Home in Rapid City.
Jean was born on December 21, 1936, to Edward and Hazel Crippen.
She married Bernard Walton on September 11, 1954.
Grateful for having shared her life are her daughters, Resa (Rodney) Jonason, and Melanie (Ron) Porterfield; her sons, Keith Walton, and David Walton; brother, Bill (Elaine) Crippen; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bernard; son, Bennie Lee Walton; two brothers, Rolland Crippen and LaVern “Bud” Crippen; seven sisters, Stella Davis, Inez McMonagle, Edna Sattler, Hazel Carlton, Ruby Gajewski, Helen Crandall, and Dorothy Thompson; sisters-in-law, Marian Crippen and Catherine Bennett; and father and mother in law, Leslie and Hazel Walton.