Natalie Walker Schoonhoven was born in Evanston, on July 19, 1961. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and sister. Natalie passed away peacefully at South Lincoln Medical Center on Friday, July 9, at the age of 59.
She grew up in Kemmerer with her two sisters and brother. As a child Natalie enjoyed reading, dancing, riding horses with her dad, and spending time with her family.
She cherished every lasting minute with her grandchildren. She would often be found cuddling or playing dolls with her granddaughter, playing trucks, hide and seek and building forts with her grandsons. She was the go-to listener and problem solver for many. She cherished her everyday coffee sessions with her siblings and was the best storyteller.
Natalie worked 15 unforgettable years at Cowboy State Trucking where she built lifelong and cherished relationships with her work family.
She is survived by her two sons, Jeremie (Tawni) Lewis of Berthoud, Colorado, and Tristen (Dayna) Lewis of Fort Collins Colorado; sisters, Michelle (Rick) Pollard and Serena Nielson; her brother, Steve (Phyllis) Walker; and her six grandchildren, Tailix, Cashten, Corey, Dempsee, Clayton and Keegan, whom she loved dearly.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Alan and Joanette Walker; her grandparents, Sylvan “Sib” and Afton Walker and Vernon and Iva Walker; her brother-in-law, Randy “Big Red” Nielson; brother-in-law, Troy Minden; and nephew, John Borino.
A celebration of Natalie’s life will be held Aug. 7, at 11 a.m., at South Lincoln Training and Events Center.