Myneer Walker passed away on August 15, 2010 at the age of 91. Myneer and twin brother Mead were born on June 10, 1919 to Herbert G. and Isabel Walker. Upon the death of Herbert, Isabel married Clarence George who was very influential in his life.
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Myneer was a life long Reno resident and always joked that he attended thirteen schools in thirteen years, so we won't list them all. He graduated from UNR with a degree in Geology in 1941. He was a member of the SAE Fraternity. Soon, after enlisting in the Army Air Corp, Myneer married his wife of 68 years, Mary Prida. He served in combat in the Aleutian Islands as a B-25 Bomber Pilot from December, 1941 to February, 1943. He always boasted that he slept in the same sleeping bag for nine months.
After returning from military service, Myneer became a well-liked and successful businessman in downtown Reno, owning the Flying A service station with his friend Jim Melarkey. He eventually became the owner of a distributorship of petroleum products.
Myneer served as president of the University of Nevada Alumni Association in 1957-1958. He was a very dedicated supporter of all men's and women's athletics at UNR. He was a sportsman himself, really enjoying racketball, squash, tennis and golf. If you knew Myneer, you would remember him as humourous, honest and always a good friend to everyone.
Most importantly in Myneer's life was his family: wife Mary, daughters Andree and Cheryl and son Myneer. Myneer is preceded in death by his parents, twin brother Mead Walker, and precious daughter Andree Jo Walker. He is survived by wife, Mary; daughter Cheryl (Joe) McMullen; son Myneer (Heidi) Walker; Boompa's grandchildren Kristin (Henry) Rolling, Mini (Dan) Peters, J.K. (Jaimie) Metzker, Mitch (Bridget) McMullen, and Matt McMullen; great-grandchildren Jonathan, Jakob, Kelsey and Josh Rolling; Alex Metzker, Kate and J.D. Peters; Tommy, Tanner and Luke Metzker; and Macey and Molly McMullen; and a huge number of nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by all.
A Memorial Mass in celebration of his life will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, August 20, 2010 at Our Lady of the Snows Church in Reno.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Carmelite Sisters in honor of Myneer Walker: 1950 LaFond Dr., Reno, NV 89509 OR to the UNR Wolfpack Men's Baseball Dugout Club in honor of Myneer Walker: c/o Gary Powers, University of Nevada Reno, Legacy Hall, MS 232, Reno, NV 89557.
Arrangements are under the direction of Walton Funeral Home in Reno.
Everything about Myneer/Dad/Boompa will be missed!
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Aug. 18, 2010