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Gary Lynn Walker

Gary Lynn Walker

Male 1943 - 2003

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  • Name  Gary Lynn Walker  [1
    Born  10 Jul 1943  Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    High School  1961  Marion, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Marion High School 
    Residence  Mar 1977  Marion, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Newspaper Article  23 Aug 1995  Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    The Gazette 
    • Witnesses detail scene of dual suicide attempt

      Law officers and emergency personnel Tuesday told of finding a cluttered, blood-stained room after they busted open a Marion Motel room door March 4 and found Michael Couser and Alicia Hawkins lying on a bed.

      "It looked like they'd been there for a while," Marion Fire Lt. Gary Walker testified on Tuesday. In addition to blood throughout the room, Walker said it was strewn with such things as food containers and beverage bottles.

      A number of people at the scene said in testimony Tuesday at Couser's first- degree murder trial that Hawkins was dead. Initially, it was thought Couser was dead, they added. But Marion Police Sgt. Robert Huffman said he shined his flashlight into Couser's face and he opened his eyes.

      Couser, 26, is charged with killing Hawkins, 21, on either March 3 or 4 in the Marion Motel room. When police found the couple about 2:45 p.m. March 4, Hawkins' throat had been cut and Couser had suffered cuts to his wrists and neck. Couser was hospitalized, then jailed on March 8.

      Police initially thought a gun was involved, and Huffman said he told medical personnel to stay outside until it was found.

      "Mr. Couser said it wasn't a gun. He said, 'Look over on the floor by the bathroom.' Then I saw the knife," Huffman said under questioning by Assistant Linn County Attorney Harold Denton.

      "I thought I was talking to a man who was going to die," Huffman said, adding that Couser seemed to realize that was a possibility.

      "I told him, 'I need to know what happened.' 'We cut each other,"' Huffman said Couser told him. "You cut her?" Huffman said he asked. "He said, 'Yeah, and she cut me."'

      Area Ambulance paramedic Renee Blood recalled Couser thanking her as she checked his condition. When she asked why, she said Couser told her, "I was tired of waiting to die."

      Blood described the wound on the right side of Couser's neck as gaping, estimating it was about 5 inches long and an inch wide. Blood said she could look into the wound and see Couser's carotid artery pulsing. He also had wounds on the left side of his neck and long cuts on his left forearm, she said.

      Couser's scars are plainly visible as he sits in court between his attorneys and occasionally takes notes.

      Defense attorney Quentin Meyerdirk on Monday told jurors in his opening statement that Hawkins' death was not murder but was a botched mutual suicide pact she had with Couser. He claimed they agreed to cut each other's throats with two utility knives and then did so, but Couser survived.

      Denton countered that it was murder because it was planned and Hawkins did not die by her own hand.

      Jurors also heard from a number of employees from various businesses where Couser and Hawkins had been the night of March 2 and from a couple of cab drivers who drove them.

      Quizzed by defense attorneys, all said the couple seemed to be getting along fine. A waitress, cab driver and pizza deliveryman even told of big tips given them by the couple.

      Testimony resumes at 9 a.m. today.

      Caption: Michael Couser (right) confers with Assistant Public Defender Quentin Meyerdirk in Linn County District Court on Tuesday after the close of the first day of testimony in his first-degree murder trial.
    Obituary  May 2003  Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    The Gazette 
    • Gary L. Walker, 59, a lifelong resident of Marion, died Sunday, May 4, 2003, at Caritas Medical Center in Louisville, Kentucky, following complications of surgery. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 8, 2003, at First Presbyterian Church in Marion, by the Reverend Howard Chapman, with military rites by American Legion Marion Post 298. Private family inurnment will take place at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Murdoch Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Marion.

      Surviving are his wife of thirty-seven years, Cheryl; his mother, Margaret Walker of Marion; two sons, Kevin Walker and wife Tara of Marion and Doug Walker and wife Renee of Urbana; a brother, Steven Walker and wife Cathy of Marion.

      Also surviving are three grandchildren, Klein, Karlee and Keegan Walker; his loving companion, his dog, Bear; and numerous nieces, nephews and close friends.

      He was preceded in death by his father.

      Gary was born the son of William and Margaret Lesher Walker on July 10, 1943, in Cedar Rapids. On April 2, 1966, at First Presbyterian Church in Marion he was united in marriage to Cheryl Crow. Gary graduated from Marion High School in 1961 and attended Milwaukee School of Engineering. Gary served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam Era. He worked as a firefighter and building inspector for the City of Marion for many years. Gary was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Marion, American Legion Marion Post 298 El Kahir Shrine of Cedar Rapids, Trojan Lodge #548 A.F. & A.M. of Marion and Cedar Rapids Consistory.

      Gary loved Minnesota walleye fishing, racing and spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren.

      Gary was loved by his family and friends. He will be missed by all who knew him.

      A memorial fund has been established in Gary's memory.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Gary Walker; born: 10 July 1943; died: 4 May 2003 (P); state where issued: Iowa
    Died  4 May 2003  Caritas Medical Center, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Cause: complications from surgery after suffering an aneurysm 
    • Gary was attending the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife, Cheryl, when he suffered an aneurysm.
    Buried  8 May 2003  Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Services were at the First Presbyterian Church in Marion, Iowa.
    Person ID  I69  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  William David "Bill" Walker,   b. 14 Mar 1918, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1977, Mercy Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Margaret Leora Lesher,   b. 10 Jun 1918, Marion Township, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 2004, Northbrook Manor Care Center, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  16 Aug 1941  Kahoka, Clark County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 9
    Marriage Fact 
    • According to family genealogist Marjorie Kimble, for a time in the 1930s it was the "in" thing for sortheast Iowa people to do to go to Monmouth, Illinois, to get married. Sam and Betty Walker did this. Later people went to Kahoka, Missouri (Bill and Margaret Walker, for example). Still later couples went to Nashua, where "The Little Brown Church in the Vale" was located. Why these places were arbitrarily popular and chosen is unknown.
    Newspaper Article  18 Oct 1951  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    the Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Sunday guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. N. Walker included Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fortner and granddaughter, Sandra Umphrey, Detroit, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Allen and family and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Driscoll, Winterset; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Walker and Jerry and Mr. and Mrs. William William Walker, Gary and Steve all of Marion; Mr. and Mrs. Ted Dotson, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker and Doris, and granddaughter, Threasa (sic) Thomas, all of New London; Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, Mrs. Leota Krekel and Bill Brum (sic) all of West Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. John Russell, Wapello; James Walker, Winfield; Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Broeker and Shirley, Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Kimble and family and Tom Walker all of Morning Sun.
    A Walker Family Dinner in Morning Sun
    A report of an extended dinner at the home of Samuel Nathaniel Walker's residence in Morning Sun, Iowa. It is particularly interesting for me because it indicates my mother and father, Hattie "Leota" (Walker) Krekel and William Lett "Bill" Brumm, were dating by this time. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Residence  Bef 1952  Marion, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Bill and Margaret Walker lived about two blocks north of the Marion Town Square in a large, two story house. Bill had a sheet metal business in a building on the property, so he only had to walk out the back door and a few feet into the backyard to go to work.
    Newspaper Article  30 Apr 1953  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    the Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Called to Morning Sun to funeral services for Mrs. Margaretta (sic) Howey were David Howey and son, Dennis, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fortner, Mrs. Lloyd Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Umphrey, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Umphrey and Paul Jr., all of Detroit, Michigan; Sam C. Walker, Mr. and Mrs. William Walker, all of Marion, Iowa; Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Elaine Dotson and Sylvia, Fort Madison; Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, Mrs. Arm(?) (sic: Arnold) Brunk, West Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. Ted Dotson, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker, Doris and Wilda, Mrs. Bill Brumm, all of New London; Mrs. Bill Lox, Oquawka, Illinois; James Walker, Winfield; Mr. and Mrs. John Russell, Wapello.
    Newspaper Article  24 Dec 1953  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    the Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Taking part in a family Christmas dinner and gift exchange Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs, S. N. Walker were Mr. and Mrs. William Walker and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Walker and nephew, all of Marion; Mrs. Ted Belles, Carol and Mark, Cedar Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Virden, Mt. Pleasant; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Dotson and Sylvia Dotson; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brumm and Dennis, all of New London; Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, West Burlington, Mr. and Mrs. Arnie Brunk and children, Burlington; Mrs. Bill Lox and Scott Oquawka, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. John Russell, Wapello; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Smith, Winfield; Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Broeker, Tom Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Kimble and family, all of Morning Sun.
    A Christmas Gift Exchange and Meal
    This article from December 1953 reports on a family meal and gift exchange at the home of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker, which was on Sunday, December 20, 1953. The following extended family were at this meal:

    William David "Bill" and Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker and sons, Steven William and Gary Lynn Walker; Samuel Clinton "Sam" and Elizabeth Etta "Betty" (Hatt) Walker, probably with Jerry Dean Walker (misidentified as a "nephew."); Mazie Ella (Walker) Belles, Carol Sue and Mark David Belles; Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) and John W. "J.W." Virden; Thomas Clifford "Cliff" and Wilda "Marguerite" (Wyerman) Walker, also likely and inferred were Doris Idella Walker, Wilda Maxine (Walker) Thomas and Teresa Lynn "Terry" Thomas; Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" and Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson and their granddaughter, Sylvia Elaine Dotson; William Lett and Hattie "Leota" (Walker/Krekel) Brumm and Dennis William Brumm (now I know where I was); George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker; Arnold Deaneen "Arnie" and Jean Louise (Walker) Brunk, and Jeffrey Arnold and Connie Jean Brunk; Virginia Mae (Walker) Lox and Scott Alan Lox; John Franklin and Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell; Thomas "Tom" Walker; Norton Lawrence "Larry" and Shirley Lea (Broeker) Smith; Wallace Ernest "Wally" and Ruth Aralene (Wheeler) Broeker; Trevor Motzart Sr. and Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble, and Gerald Wayne (Sr.), Trevor Motzart Jr. and Becky Ruth Kimble. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Newspaper Article  11 Sep 1955  Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    The Cedar Rapids Gazette 
    • Marion News

      Mr. and Mrs. Sam Walker and Mr. and Mrs. William Walker and their son, Steven, are attending a reunion of relatives today at Ottumwa.

      Jerry Walker, son of the Sam Walkers, will leave today for Dallas, Texas, to enroll in the sophomore class at the Southern Methodist university.
    Newspaper Article  24 Jul 1956  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Relatives and friends of S. N. Walker gathered in Locust Grove here Sunday to observe the 87th birthday of Mr. Walker. Present for the birthday dinner were Mr. and Mrs. (Aleta Hewitt) Lee Walker, Ainsworth; Mr. and Mrs. (Caroline Moyers) Charles Bailey and family, Keokuk; Mr. and Mrs. (Elizabeth Moyers) Arthur Long and sons, Lockridge; Mr. and Mrs. (Mabel Moyers) Haines and son, Fairfield; Mrs. Ruth Moyers and Ethel, Burlington; Mrs. Bill Lox (Virginia Dotson) and Scotty, Oquawka, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. (Maude Walker/Umphrey) Roy Fortner, Dennis Howey, Mr. and Mrs. (Thelma Umphrey) Lloyd Allen and Pamela, Detroit, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. (Margaret Lesher) William Walker and Steve and Sam Walker, Marion; Mr. and Mrs. (Leota Walker/Krekel) Bill Brumm and Dennis, Mr. and Mrs. (Marguerite Wyerman) Clifford Walker and Terry Thomas, New London; Mr. and Mrs. (Verona Dotson) George Walker and Mr. and Mrs. (Myrtle Walker) Ted Dotson, West Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. (Beverly Broeker) Elwood Marshall and Karen, Fort Madison; Jim Walker, Mt. Pleasant; Mr. and Mrs. (Nellie Owens) Bert Moyers, Mr. and Mrs. (Flossie Walker) John Russell, Mr. and Mrs. (Marian Callahan) Tommy Dotson, all of Wapello; Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Pickard, Birmingham; Mr. and Mrs. (Ruth Wheeler) Wallace Broeker, Mr. and Mrs. (Marjorie Walker) Trevor Kimble and family, Tom Walker, Mrs. Willa (Umphrey) Wolfe and Mr. and Mrs. (Reil Hannah) Sam Walker, all of Morning Sun.
    The 87th Birthday Party for Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker
    A newspaper account reporting on the 87th (and final) birthday party for my grandfather, Sam Walker. He died the following year in March 1957. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Newspaper Article  Mar 1957  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Attend Walker Funeral Here

      The following relatives of the S. N. Walker family attended funeral services for Mr. Walker on Tuesday afternoon of last week:

      Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, Mr. and Mrs. R. T. (sic: T. R.) Dotson of West Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker and Doris and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brumm of New London; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Virden, Mt. Pleasant; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lox, Oquawka, Illinois; Mrs. Elwood Marshall, Fort Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Smith, Winfield; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Walker, Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. Sam C. Walker, Mr. and Mrs. William D. Walker, Marion; Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Walker, Marengo; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Walker, Crawfordsville; Mrs. Talma Lyons, Alliance, Nebraska; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fortner and Mrs. Lloyd Allen and Pamela of Detroit, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. Verl Van Houten and family, Corpus Christi, Texas; Miss Elsie Walker, Benton, Arkansas; Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Sanders, Osceola; Mr. and Mrs. Austin Reynolds, Baxter; Mrs. Rodney Phillips and Cressie Edgar, Panora.
    A List of Those in Attendance at the Funeral of Samuel Nathaniel Walker
    Sam Walker had many relatives and friends who attended his funeral. (Courtesy of Marge (Walker) Kimble.) (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Residence  Mar 1957  Marion, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Residence  Nov 1967  Marion, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Newspaper Article  3 Jul 1983  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Tests stifled wedded bliss

      In 1941, Burlington was a boom town. The economy was jumping. There were jobs for everyone.

      So with good times here, why did the number of marriages in Des Moines County dwindle dramatically?

      In 1940, 1367 marriage licenses were issued at the local courthouse. In 1941 there were but 567.

      Were fewer people getting married? Had living in sin become socially acceptable?

      No, said county officials. More likely the decline was the result of a new Iowa law requiring couples to have blood tests before being issued a license.

      J. D. Jackson, clerk of the district court, said it was likely couples were eloping, and the Hawk-Eye Gazette reported that "the parade of couples wishing to dodge the blood test now marches into Missouri" 40 miles away.

      Not only did the "Show Me" state eschew blood tests -- it didn't even require a witness to the ceremony.
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Bill and Margaret Walker's grave is at Cedar Park Memorial Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "William D., 1918 - 1977 Walker. Margaret L."
    The Headstone of William David 'Bill' and Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker
    The Headstone of William David "Bill" and Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker
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    Bill, Gary, and Margaret Walker
    Bill, Gary, and Margaret Walker
    A photograph of the new baby, Gary Lynn Walker (1944-2003). His father, William David Walker (1918-1977) is on the left, mother, Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker, on the right.
    A Walker Family Reunion in About 1946
    A Walker Family Reunion in About 1946
    Based upon the ages of those who are children in this photograph, it was likely taken in about 1946. Several family members helped in its identification (I am a bit unsure about several of them). This photograph was provided courtesy of Carol Ann Kelley. Several persons could not be identified positively due to their placement or the overall quality of the photograph, and one child does not seem to fit at this date with family members, but generally it is correct.

    Those who were at this reunion were: Gerald Wayne Kimble, Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, Leonard "Max" Dotson, Elaine Ida (Brown) Dotson, Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson, (Probably) Paul Eugene "Paulie" Umphrey Jr., Paul Eugene "Tubby" Umphrey Jr., Lois Ann (Thibodeau) Umphrey, Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker, Wilda Maxine (Walker) Thomas, Wilda "Marguerite" (Wyerman) Walker, Elizabeth Etta "Betty" (Hatt) Walker, Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker, William David "Bill" Walker, Doris Idella Walker, Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Walker, Mazie Ella Walker-Belles, Unknown (Possibly Vera Marie "Jakie" Walker), David Floyd "Dave" Howey, Margretta Mae (Umphrey) Howey, Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell, Ted L. Belles, Jerry Dean Walker, Gary Lynn Walker, George Percy Walker, Robert Charles "Bob" Walker, John Franklin Russell, (probably) Jean Louise Walker, Carol Sue Belles, and Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker.
    A Photograph from a Reunion of People from the Walker and Moyers Families
    A Photograph from a Reunion of People from the Walker and Moyers Families
    This is a family reunion photograph, taken in 1949, of members of the extended Walker family of my maternal relatives. Several members of the Moyers family are also in this picture.

    Those identified and not in this photograph are: Charles Leander "Lee" Walker, his wife, Aleta Marie (Hewitt) Walker, an unknown woman (sitting in the chair), Hattie "Leota" (Walker) Krekel (standing), holding an unknown baby, but it likely was 3-month-old Steven William "Steve" Walker, Ruth Aralene (Wheeler) Broeker, a woman with her back to the camera, possibly one of the Moyers' sisters, Caroline Ellen Moyers, Ethel Louise Moyers, William David "Bill" Walker, Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker, and Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell.
    A Family Reunion, Probably Between 1950/53 (1 of 3)
    A Family Reunion, Probably Between 1950/53 (1 of 3)
    This reunion was evidently in the autumn or spring, as evidenced by the coats everyone is wearing. Many of the unknown people in this photograph are probably from the Frizzell family. If so, this reunion was one that was periodically held in Ottumwa, Iowa, considered halfway between the Osceola area where they lived and the Morning Sun area where many of the Walker family lived. If before 1951, the woman between Flossie Russell and Sam Walker was probably their sister, Everna Frizzell (the #9 person). Other photographs of her wearing a similar hat (that obscures her face, unfortunately) do exist.

    A second photograph, nearly identical to this one, exists as well and is posted on this site. Additionally a third photograph, side view, of women at the reunion, exists and is posted.

    Known family members included in this photograph include: Hazel Ann (Miller) Walker (1896-1975), Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell (1884-1968), George Percy Walker (1896-1985), William David "Bill" Walker (1918-1977), Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker (1869-1957), Maude Mae (Walker/Umphrey) Fortner (1897-1970), Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker (1918-2004), Francis Isaac "Frank" Walker (1894-1976), Jennie "Reil" (Hannah Walker) (1892-1958), and Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson (1903-1990).
    Bill and Margaret Walker
    Bill and Margaret Walker
    This photograph was of William David "Bill" and Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker, taken in about 1960. The location of the photograph is unknown.
    A Family Reunion in 1988 at the Home of Shirley and Larry Smith (2 of 2)
    All the people in this photograph are identified except for one whose face is mostly obscured. This photograph was taken in Wapello, Iowa, at the home of Shirley Lea (Broeker) and Norton Lawrence "Larry" Smith.

    As listed on the photograph 'image map' those who were in attendance and photographed here are: Elwood Baird "Oddie" Marshall, Darcy Hardin, John W. Smith, Larry Smith, Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker, Joni L. (Smith) Hollingsworth, Buffy (the dog, thanks for the identification to Debbie (Smith) Ulstad), Wallace Ernest "Wally" Broeker, Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, Steven William "Steve" Walker, Gary Lynn Walker, Wilda Maxine (Walker/Thomas) Thiele, Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker, Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson, Karen Jean Kimble, Kathy Jo Kimble, Doris Daisy (Frizzell) Cartwright, Doris Idella Walker, Scott Alan Lox, John W. "J.W." Virden, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble, Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) Virden, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, Cathy Christine (Jones) Smith, Shirley Smith, Randall Larry "Randy" Smith, Beverly Jean "Bev" (Broeker) Marshall, Sherrie Lynn Kimble, Megan I. Hardin, Madeline Smith "Maddie" Hollingsworth, and Elizabeth Etta "Betty" Walker. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    The Former Home of William David 'Bill' and Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker and Their Children, Steven William 'Steve' and Gary Lynn Walker
    The Former Home of William David "Bill" and Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker and Their Children, Steven William "Steve" and Gary Lynn Walker
    This house located at 891 10th Street in Marion, Iowa, was where Bill, Margaret, and their children Gary and Steven Walker lived in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s; Bill had his sheet metal business in a building back behind the house (now removed). They had one of the only family cuckoo clocks I can remember in the 1950s, which was terribly fascinating to watch whenever we visited them. In their attic was a very nice old 1940s record player, too. The house is two blocks north of the Marion town square; at the time this photograph was taken in 2001, it could have used some tender lovin' care.

    Thanks to Becky Murphy and Marge Kimble for providing this photograph.
    A Family Reunion, Probably Between 1950/53 (2 of 3)
    A Family Reunion, Probably Between 1950/53 (2 of 3)
    This photograph is nearly identical to another photograph from this reunion, probably it was taken only moments after or before the first one that has been up online for a number of years. Known people are identified on it, please check it for who is who. Many people at this reunion are presently not identified. Lots of them are probably Frizzell family members.

    People who are presently known to be in this photograph include: Hazel Ann (Miller) Walker (1896-1975), Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell (1884-1968), George Percy Walker (1896-1985), William David "Bill" Walker (1918-1977), Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker (1869-1957), Maude Mae (Walker/Umphrey) Fortner (1897-1970), Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker (1918-2004), Francis Isaac "Frank" Walker (1894-1976), Jennie "Reil" (Hannah Walker) (1892-1958), and Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson (1903-1990).
    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals The Funeral Report from Margretta Mae (Umphrey) Howey's Funeral
    Those who attended Margretta's funeral came from Detroit, Michigan, Marion, Fort Madison, West Burlington, Wapello, and New London, Iowa, and Oquawka, Illinois. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Family ID  F57  Group Sheet

    Family  Cheryl Rae Crow 
    Children 
    >1. Kevin Alan Walker
    >2. Douglas Lynn "Doug" Walker
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F59  Group Sheet

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    Gary Lynn Walker
    Gary Lynn Walker
    Gary Walker, my first cousin, born in 1943, was the son of William David and Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker. He married Cheryl Rae Crow, and their sons were Kevin Alan and Douglas Lynn or "Doug" Walker. Gary died May 4, 2003, while in Louisville, Kentucky, for the Kentucky Derby. Cheryl has since remarried.
    Gary Lynn Walker as a Baby (2 of 2)
    Gary Lynn Walker as a Baby (2 of 2)
    This photo of Gary was taken shortly after his birth. The other baby picture my family had was a couple of months later, I believe. He was born in, and lived his life in, Marion, Iowa, which is the Cedar Rapids metropolitan area.
    Gary Lynn Walker as a Baby (1 of 2)
    Gary Lynn Walker as a Baby (1 of 2)
    Gary Walker was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, during the course of World War II while his father was in the service.
    Gary Lynn Walker at About Age 4
    Gary Lynn Walker at About Age 4
    This photograph of Gary was taken probably in about 1947 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
    Gary Lynn Walker as a Young Boy
    Gary Lynn Walker as a Young Boy
    Gary Walker was the son of William David "Bill" and Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker. He was a resident of Marion, Iowa. Gary was born in 1943, and died in 2003 in Louisville, Kentucky, while on a trip to attend the Kentucky Derby.
    Gary Lynn Walker at About Age 7
    Gary Lynn Walker at About Age 7
    Gary Walker was the son of William David "Bill" Walker and Margaret Leora Lesher. He lived from 1943-2003.
    A School Photograph of Gary Lynn Walker, at Age 13
    A School Photograph of Gary Lynn Walker, at Age 13
    This is a school photograph from the Marion, Iowa, school system of Gary Walker in 1956.
    A High School Photograph of Gary Lynn Walker
    A High School Photograph of Gary Lynn Walker
    As I am about 10 years younger than Gary was, this is probably the age at which I remember him best from our family visits to Marion, Iowa, when I was a child. This school photograph of Gary is likely from 1958 or 1959.
    Gary Lynn Walker in the U. S. Marines
    Gary Lynn Walker in the U. S. Marines
    Gary was in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War era. As far as I remember (and his obituary didn't clarify this) he was never actually sent to Vietnam at that time. Gary graduated from Marion High School, Marion, Iowa, in 1961, so this likely was a photograph from sometime between 1963 to 1965 or even 1966.

    Birth Records S. N. Walker, 80, Honored By Family
    A newspaper account reporting on the 80th birthday party for Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker. (Published in Morning Sun, Iowa, courtesy of Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble) (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)

    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    The Obituary of Gary Lynn Walker
    The Obituary of Gary Lynn Walker
    Gary died in Louisville, Kentucky, during a trip there to see the Kentucky Derby.
    The Funeral Program of Gary Lynn Walker
    The Funeral Program of Gary Lynn Walker
    Gary died while in Louisville, Kentucky. (Note: this document is in .pdf format.)

  • Sources 
    1. [S102] Brumm, Dennis William (Reliability: 4).

    2. [S224] Walker, Gary Lynn (Reliability: 4).

    3. [S223] Walker, Gary Lynn - Obituary, (originally published in The Gazette, Tuesday, May 6, 2003; Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa).

    4. [S8052] Walker, Gary Lynn - High School Graduation Announcement, (Marion High School, 1961; Marion, Linn County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    5. [S210] Walker, William David "Bill" - Obituary (Marion Sentinel), (originally published in The Marion Sentinel, page 3, March 10, 1977; Marion, Linn County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S8053] Walker, Gary Lynn - Testimony in Court, (originally published in The Gazette, August 23, 1995; Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    7. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S223] Walker, Gary Lynn - Obituary, (originally published in The Gazette, Tuesday, May 6, 2003; Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    9. [S209] Walker, William David "Bill" - Obituary (Hawk Eye), (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 25, March 6, 1977; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    10. [S2] Walker Family Dinner at the Home of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker Home, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, October 18, 1951; front page; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S6] Howey, Margretta Mae (Umphrey) - Funeral Attendance, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, page 5, April 30, 1953; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S7] Walker Family Christmas Gift Exchange and Meal, 1953, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, page 2, December 24, 1953; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S197] Walker Family Reunion in Ottumwa, (originally published in The Cedar Rapids Gazette, page 4, September 11, 1955; Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S8] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" - 87th Birthday Party Article, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, page 3, July 26, 1956; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    15. [S9] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" - Funeral Attendees, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, March 28, 1957; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    16. [S198] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" - Obituary, (originally published in an unknown southeast Iowa newspaper, probably in the Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, about March 17, 1957; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    17. [S163] Brumm, Hattie "Leota" (Walker/Krekel) - Obituaries, (originally published November 1967 in both The Mt. Pleasant News; Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa; and in The New London Journal; New London, Henry County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    18. [S207] Kahoka, Missouri - Why So Many Marriages There, (The Hawk Eye, Section 2, page 58, July 3, 1983; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    19. [S208] Walker, William David "Bill" and Margaret Leora (Lesher) - Headstone Photograph, (their grave is at the Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa; photograph provided courtesy of Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble) (Reliability: 4).