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Memorial service for former Navy WAVE Elly Walker is Friday at Mount Si Senior Center

May 16, 2013 · Updated 9:00 AM
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A memorial service for Elynor (Elly) Walker is 3 p.m., Friday, May 17, at the Mount Si Senior Center in North Bend.

Walker will also receive formal military honors at Tahoma National Cemetery at 1 p.m. Friday. Snoqualmie Valley’s Post 79 and Auxiliary Unit 79 officers and members are urged to attend and wear uniform caps.  The Post and Auxilary Colors will be present, and VFW Post 5052 will be the duty Honor Guard.

Walker, a resident of North Bend, died April 24. She was nearly 90. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to her family and a gentle and wonderful friend.

Walker was born and raised in Los Angeles, Calif. She was in the Navy Waves during WWII and met her husband, Bill Walker, at Columbia University where he was training for the Navy V12 program and she worked in the admissions office. They were married in December, 1944, in New York City.

In her spare time, she loved to quilt and do arts and crafts.

She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Bill Walker; sons, Matt, Phill and Steve Walker; three daughters-in-law; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations can be made to the Mount Si Senior Center in lieu of flowers.

 

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