Lou Etta Casper Walker Westlake, 76, of Jerome passed away at home October 8, 2020. She was born to Cecil Floyde Casper and Viola Perkel Casper February 23, 1944 in Caldwell, Idaho, the second of seven children: Larry Allen, Rose Lee, Kenneth Paul, Linda Mae, Earl Jay and Cecil George.
In Lou’s early life, the family lived in Middleton, Idaho where they enjoyed the orchard. At age 3, she contracted Polio from a stray cat. At age 12, she was in an “Iron Lung”. Eventually, she recovered from both.
She married Raymond Leslie Westlake and they had three children; Marty, born in 1961 and died of crib death; Leslie Lou, born in 1962; and Johnny Floyde, born in 1966. She and Raymond later divorced. Her son, Jerry, was born in 1969.
In 1970, she married the love of her life, James Robert Walker, to whom she was married until 1977 at which time they divorced. They shared a home together until his death in 2010.
Lou was preceded in death by her grandparents; parents; two siblings, Larry Allen and Rose Lee; and the love of her life, James Robert Walker.
She is survived by three brothers, Kenneth (Sheila) of Mountain Home, ID; Earl (Rhonda) of Twin Falls, ID; and Cecil (Jeri) of Syracuse, UT; sister, Linda (Doug) of Paul, ID; two sons, John of Utah; and Jerry (Sherri) of Jerome, ID; daughter, Leslie of Twin Falls, ID; eight grandchildren; three step granddaughters; and eight great grandchildren.
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