Walker, Kenneth David|
Ken, 91, passed away August 18, 2012 in Laguna Hills, California. Born Salt Lake City, Utah, May 4, 1921 to David Sperry and Winifred Elma (Swaim) Walker. Graduated from North Hollywood High School winter 1940. Ken served his country in the US Navy during WWII, 1942-1945, in the Pacific Theatre. A Motion Picture Screen Cartoonist and Director, Ken was a member of the Directors Guild of America and worked for Walt Disney Studio (1940-1942 and 1945-1952), his work included memorable films such as Alice in Wonderland, Fantasia, along with Pink Panther, and Peanuts cartoons. Ken was filmed as one of Disney's leading animators on the show YOU ASKED FOR IT-Disney Cartoons, and can currently be seen on You Tube. Ken also worked for many other notable companies such as Columbia Pictures, and Hanna-Barbera. Ken founded and sole owner of N.Y.C. Totem Productions from 1965 to 1971 and in 1981 he founded Funnybone Films in Hollywood, CA where he remained owner for 20 years.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Vera (Phillips) Walker; his son, Kenneth Alfred Walker of Murrieta; and daughters, Sue (Walker) Bingham of Veradale, Washington and Lynne Sperry (Walker) Bladergroen of Savannah, Georgia. He also leaves behind his brother, George August Gewehr of Tucson, Arizona; 5 grandchildren, Glenn Michael Walker, Tiffany Cole Moss, Lindsey Suzanne (Bingham) Skinfill, Ian and Kyle Bladergroen; and 4 great-grandchildren, Brooke and Tyler Walker, Gabriella Rae Skinfill, Aubrey Bladergroen.
Preceded in death his 1st wife, Sally Harriet (Sheppard) Walker; 2nd Helen (Jacob) Walker.
Service will be held at 12:45 p.m., Monday August 27, 2012 at Riverside National Cemetery.
Published in Orange County Register on Aug. 22, 2012