Jonathan James Walker (1988 - 2017)

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"Jonny Walker" Our beautiful son "Jonny" passed away unexpectedly Monday, October 9, 2017, at his home in Bothell, WA. Born in Everett, WA, on April 17, 1988, son of Ralph Walker and Joanne Sandven Walker he was educated in the Arlington public schools and was recently employed with Registration Elite in Tukwila, WA. Jonny will not be defined by his addiction, but rather by his kind and loving heart to children, dogs, the elderly and to everyone he met. He had a quick wit and love to brighten the day with a random meme on Facebook or a goofy Snapchat. Jonny was beautiful inside and out and had recently enjoyed a long stretch in recovery, which enabled him to work, play, travel and buy his dream car, that big red Jeep. Jonny was enjoying life to its fullest and was very excited to become an Uncle next March (It's a girl Uncle Jonny!). Jonny grew up at his family's home on the Stillaguamish river in Arlington, WA. He spent most of his time fishing, duck hunting, riding quads and playing ball at "Walker Field"; the baseball diamond his Dad built for the Stilly Valley Little League. Jonny learned the value of hard work at an early age from his "other" Dad, Bob Neubauer (deceased) by working next door on the Neubauer estate, as the head lawnmower and all-around grunt. Jonny is survived by his mother, Joanne Sandven Walker of Arlington; father, Ralph Walker and Stacy Hahn (Jonny's other mother) of Stanwood, WA; sister, Kealin Walker and fiancé Dustin Branson of Arlington; girlfriend, Natasha Carroll (and her wonderful family who loved Jonny uncon-ditionally); a large family of aunts, uncles and cousins all who loved him dearly. His sweet puppy dog, "Izzy" who will go live with and comfort Jonny's Mama. He is also survived by a lifetime of schoolmates, close friends and tons of people in and out of recovery. Some of whom are struggling with addiction. Please come and help us celebrate the life of an amazing young man who has left his mark on all of us. We will be spreading the word and continuing the fight against drug and alcohol addiction. Services will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center at 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd, with a reception following in the Arlington High School Commons. In lieu of flowers, his family suggests donations be made in Jonny's name to Deer Hollow Recovery and Wellness Center, 1481 E Pioneer Rd, Draper, Utah 84020, Attn: Wellness Scholarship Fund. Your donation will help others suffering with addiction.
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Published in The Herald (Everett) from Oct. 19 to Oct. 22, 2017