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MELVIN J. WLAKER


1922 - 2013 | In Memoriam Condolences
MELVIN J. WLAKER In Memoriam
MELVIN JACE WALKER 1922 ~ 2013 Melvin Jace Walker, beloved husband, father, grandfather, gr-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, passed away Dec. 27, 2013 at the age of 91. Born Dec. 9, 1922 in Union, UT to Melvin Ray Walker and Sylvia Ellen Freeman. At a young age, he moved with his family to LaPoint, UT. It was the Depression and times were hard, but he loved his years in LaPoint and was happy to return to live in the area in his later years. After several years the family returned to Union (Midvale). He graduated from Jordan High School, worked for a time in Hawaii and then joined the Navy and helped raise ships bombed during Pearl Harbor. After his discharge from the Navy he worked in the oil fields of Alaska. He was employed by Peter Kewit and Sons Construction in California as a master mechanic, and used this skill throughout his life to help others. After he retired, he moved to Corning, CA where he raised cattle and had an olive orchard. It was not uncommon for him to travel hours to remote locations to explore and fish. He loved to fish at such places as "Wildhorse", "Bull Run", and "Wilson Sinks". He was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served faithfully as a High Priest Group Leader, a Bishop's Counselor, and in many other church callings. He learned the home building trade as a youth and loved construction. He built two homes in Corning, a log cabin in Murphy Hot Springs, Idaho, and a log cabin in Duchesne, Utah. He loved to garden and work around his homes all his life. He married Eva Lorraine Tueller Dec. 29, 1951. They have one son, Melvin Ray Walker. Eva passed away in 1991. He married Carmen Enerson August 5, 1995. Preceeded in death by parents and siblings, Marion Butler and Milton Walker, wife, Eva and stepdaughter, Jackie Sackett. Survived by wife, Carmen, son, Ray (Lori), stepdaughter, Stella Welty, thirteen grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, the last great-grandchild born two days before his passing. Also survived by John Enerson , Randy and Kathy Patterson, and their children and grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan 3, 2013, at 11:00 am, at the Corning LDS Ward Chapel, located at 111 Marguerite Ave in Corning. There will be a viewing from 9:30-10:30 am prior to the service. Internment will follow at the Tehama Cemetery.
Published in Daily News on Jan. 2, 2014
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