Marcia M. Walker

MONTPELIER - Marcia M. Walker, 88, of Westview Meadows, Montpelier, formerly of Barre and Rotonda West, Fla., died on Thursday, December 13, 2012, at the Woodridge Nursing Home.

She was born June 25, 1924, in East Norwalk, Conn., the daughter of Charles and Florence (Taylor) Maxfield.

She attended Johnson City High School in Johnson City, N.Y., graduating in 1942. She later received her Bachelor of Science degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1946.

On April 16, 1948. she married Joel H. Walker. Mr. Walker predeceased her on December 24, 2006.

She worked as a laboratory technician in Springfield, Mass. She later earned a degree in education, worked in Barre City Schools as a permanent substitute teacher and served on the Barre School Board. She was a member of the Philomatheans and member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd of Barre. Serving as a vestry member, she held every position on the vestry over the years and served on the Altar Guild.

Marcia was an avid golfer and was a longtime member of the Barre Country Club and Rotonda West Country Club in Florida. She played in tournaments in Vermont and Florida, many of which she won. She was a hospital auxiliary member. In Florida, she volunteered time reading with school children in the local schools.

She had many creative interests, including gardening, refinishing furniture and rug hooking. She loved animals and volunteered for an animal shelter in Florida walking dogs.

Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Lusignan and husband Larry of Groveland, Mass.; sons, Charles D. Walker and wife Tina of Plainfield, Vt., and James J. Walker and wife Gayle of Hopkinton, Mass.; grandchildren, Connor Walker, Taylor Lusignan, Bryanne Walker, Jack Walker and Zachary Walker.

She was predeceased by her husband, Joel H. Walker, and sister, Constance Smith.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 19, 11 a.m., at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 39 Washington St., Barre.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 39 Washington St., Barre, VT 05641; or Central Vermont Hospital, PO Box 547, Barre, VT 05641.

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Published in Times Argus from Dec. 15 to Dec. 17, 2012