WALTER D. ELLIS July 15, 2020 - 00:00 Posted in: Obituaries Walter Dean Ellis passed away Friday, June 26, 2020, following a long fight with lung cancer. Walter was born in Gillette Wyoming on Oct. 12, 1941 to Delores (Dean) and Homer Ellis and has one brother, Dennis R. Ellis of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Walter graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a degree in metallurgy in 1962, and in 1969 he obtained an engineering degree from New Mexico State University. In 1972, he moved his family to Houston so he could attend the South Texas College of Law, where he obtained a Juris Doctorate in 1975. Walter’s professional career included stints in ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!