JANET R. NUSSBAUM-WALKER 1936-2019
Janet R. Nussbaum-Walker was born June 12, 1936, to parents Raymond and Dorothy (Benjamin) Potter. Janet passed peacefully on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019, at the age of 82. Janet was born, raised and liver her entire life in Valley (Potter’s Corner) and Chewelah.
Janet graduated from Jenkins High School with the class of 1954. She served as the very first Miss Chewelah for two years, 1954 and 1955. During that time, there were no parade floats, so she rode “Brownie Boy”, a retired long-distance racehorse (given to her brother Gary) that have been previously owned by local resident Dee Richmond. Brownie Boy was a grandson of Man O’ War.
Janet rode in two horse races for Dee Richmond in Chewelah and Colville, until her father did not want her to ride anymore in fear that she might get hurt. During her teen years, she rode prized show horses in parades for her Great Uncle Nat in Salt Lake City, Utah. She rode with the Ute Rangers. Near the age of 14, she opened the Wild West Show is SLC on “Cowboy” carrying the American Flag. More