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Roger E. Walker
07/31/1939 — 03/20/2022
From Pasco, WA | Born in Cody, WY
Roger E. Walker
Roger was born to Gladys and Harold Walker in Cody, Wyoming on July 31, 1939 at the home of his 1randparents. He spent his youth growing up with his sisters in Colorado and Montana. He loved fishing and hunting and referred to his sister, Nadene as his “bird-dog”. Joining the us Navy to see the world at seventeen he turned down the chance to join the Navy Band as a coronet player. The world he saw was picket duty three hundred miles out to sea off shore from San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle.
After being discharged from the service, he rejoined his family in Pasco where he met l<ay (Vura Kathleen) Walker, his wife of fifty-seven years. Together they had three children, Russell, Ryan, and Christelle whom they raised in his beloved Alaska.
He began his long working career as a security guard at Hanford, security guard at Fairbanks International Airport and ended as a security for the Port of Pasco. He also worked in Fairbanks as a loadmaster on Alaska Airlines C-130 Hercules taking equipment and supplies to Alaska’s North sure Slope. He also worked as a welder, operating engineer and as a teamster. He lived and worked at Cold 8.ly. Later he was a heavy equipment operator and truck driver on the North Slope as well as being a teamster. He also worked for State of Alaska traveling to and inspecting the smaller airports.
Passing away on March 20, 2022 he leaves behind his wife, Kay, sons Russell (Edna) and Ryan (fiancée Rena Martini), his only daughter Christelle (Harvey Prickett) and 10 grandchildren and9 great-grandchildren. His sisters, Nadene Wood in North Carolina, Lynda Richart and Carol Walker in Kennewick. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gladys and Harold Walker and two infant brothers, Robert and Russell.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Hospice and his 24-hour nurses provided by Hanford Energy. He and Kay received much love and care from them all.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to Chaplaincy Healthcare Hospice, the Heart Association or the American Lung Association
Roger’s friendliness, gentleness, helpfulness, and persistence are admirable. I miss my neighbor.