Albert S. Walton

Obituary: Albert Walton was longtime West Sacramento businessman

Published: Friday, May. 25, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 4B

Albert S. Walton, a longtime real estate broker and leader in West Sacramento business and civic groups, died May 11 after a stroke, his family said. He was 94.

Mr. Walton served in Yolo County as secretary-manager of Reclamation District 900 from 1961 to 1980. He was president of the Yolo County Chamber of Commerce in 1963 and president of the West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce in 1964. He was a past president and longtime member of the West Sacramento Rotary Club.

He spent 35 years as a general contractor and was a real estate broker from 1950 to 1980. He served as a Federal Housing Administration property manager and received a commendation for his service in 1970.

Mr. Walton was a former director and 1998 Northern California state president of Sons in Retirement. He belonged to many Masonic organizations and was honored as the most senior Master Mason, with 67 years of service, his family said.

Born Sept. 6, 1917, in Boston, Mr. Walton graduated from Sacramento High School in 1933 at age 16. He attended Sacramento Junior College, earned a geology degree from Stanford University and served two years in the Navy.

He was married for almost 70 years to his wife, Dorothea, who died in 2007.

Survivors include his daughters, Carole and Cathy; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A celebration of his life is set for 1 p.m. June 2 at Carlton Plaza, 1075 Fulton Ave., Sacramento.

Donations in memory of Mr. Walton may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Northern California, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817-2215.

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