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Raymond F. Walker, 1911-2005
Daily Iowegian - 17 May 2005
Raymond Walker, 94, of Centerville died Saturday, May 14, 2005, at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville.
Raymond was born in Seymour on April 8, 1911, the second son of Sylvester and Ethel (McCoy) Walker. He attended schools in Centerville and the surrounding area in addition to schools in southwestern Wyoming. Raymond started working in the coal mines in Wyoming in late 1926.
He married Lorene "Boots" Davenport in Kemerer, Colo., for a short time and was a partner with his sister and her husband in a motor lodge in Laramie, Wyo. In 1950 he left the coal mine and moved to a farm in the Unionville, Iowa area. Raymond farmed there until his retirement in 1976 when he sold his farm and moved to Centerville. He was a member of the 18-80 Club and attended Fairview Church of the Brethren.
He is survived by a son, Loren Walker, and his wife, Sheila, of Centerville; four grandchildren, Raymond Walker of Centerville, Robin Walker of New Virginia, Ryan Walker and his wife, Tammi, of Newton, Lisa Rigdon of Queen City, Mo.; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a special friend, Mildred DeVore; a brother, Marion, and his wife, Doris, of Corona, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Mary Walker of Albuquerque, N.M.; nieces and nephews; and an aunt and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Lloyd, Vic and Cecil; and sister, Nina.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Thomas Lange Funeral Home with Pastor Greg Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Jerome Cemetery.
Friends may call all day Wednesday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
A memorial has been established to the Fairview Church of the Brethren or the 18-80 Club and may be left at or mailed to the Thomas Lange Funeral Home, P. O. Box 6, Centerville, Iowa 52544.