Edwin Walker died peacefully on August 30, 2021 at his residence in Anaheim CA.
He was a NAVY veteran of WWII.
He worked at Union Oil Research Lab, in Brea Ca. for 34 years (never missed a day of work).
He was a devoted husband and caregiver. In 2009, he lost his loving wife of 61 years, Harriet.
Ed lived up to his name, as he was a daily walker in the neighborhood. He talked to all of his neighbors and assisted many that needed a little help. Later in life, his neighbors helped him and we know he appreciated this very much.
People, several blocks from his house, walked by after he moved to assisted living and asked about him. We had never met some of these people, but they knew him. They told us of long conversations they had with Dad over the years.
If you saw Ed on the street and asked “How’s it going?”, you should get comfortable because he was about to tell you.
All through life, we heard people describe our father as nice, kind, and friendly.
Dad will be remembered as a good man.
He will forever be missed by all who loved him.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents, Edward F. Walker and Fanny L. Walker, and also by two brothers: Cecil P. Walker and Hollis E. Walker.
He is survived by three children: Kay Hylen of Phoenix AZ, Christine Miller of Encinitas CA, and
Carl Walker of Encinitas CA.
He loved being “Papa” to his four grandchildren: Bradon Miller of Manhattan Beach CA, Sara Miller of Wrightwood CA, Dan Hylen of Phoenix AZ, Jeff Hylen of Temecula CA, and one great-grandson, Fox Hylen of Phoenix AZ.
He is also survived by his sister, Pauline Dockstader of Twin Falls, Idaho along with numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
In lieu of flowers, if you desire, contributions may be sent to the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.
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