Our dear wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and friend, Myrna Wynema Cochran Walker returned to her Heavenly Father on April 18, 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah one month prior to her 90th birthday. She was born May 17, 1921 in Clifton, LA to Brigham and Carrie Ball Cochran. She graduated from Columbia High School and attended LDS business college in Salt Lake City. On October 3, 1941 she married Elmo Lavelle Walker in Columbia, Mississippi. Their marriage was solemnized in the Mesa Arizona temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) on December 9, 1941. She is survived by her husband and all three children, Marion Lavelle "Jack" (Sue Ann) Walker of Salt Lake City, Utah, Wynema Louise Warren of Logan, Utah and Mary Jean Walker-Faison (Ross Faison) of Salt Lake City, Utah; 13 grandchildren, and 27 great grandchildren.
Wynema was an active member of the LDS church throughout her life. She lived in either Clinton or Columbia Mississippi most of her life. She recently moved to Salt Lake City to be nearer her children. Wynema was a wonderful, caring and loving companion. She was the perfect wife and mother. She supported her husband and family in their endeavors and was always there for them in good times and bad. She had a great sense of humor and was a true joy to be around. She loved family gatherings, the Sunday Tabernacle Choir Broadcasts, watching the BYU television channel, old movies and old TV shows.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Cecil and Arnel Cochran and her sister Norma Jean Cochran Maida.
The family expresses gratitude to the Community Nursing Service in Salt Lake City for hospice assistance and to the staff at Wentworth Assisted Living Center in Draper, Utah for their loving care of our wife and mother.
Services will be held Saturday, April 21, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the LDS chapel in Columbia, Mississippi. Friends may call at the Colonial Funeral Home in Columbia on Friday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Internment will be at the Darbun LDS Cemetery.
Published in Clarion Ledger on Apr. 22, 2011.