Lawrence Walkden
1947 - 2021

Lawrence Craig Walkden, Sr., 73, passed away on September 6, 2021, in Coeur d'Alene, ID.

Larry was born to John and Vivian Walkden, in Philadelphia, PA. He graduated from Clearview Regional High School, Mullica Hill, N.J. in 1965 and served in the U.S. Air Force, in Vietnam and Thailand.

Larry met Cheryl Eileen Lord at a square dance at March AFB., Riverside, CA, and they were married on March 2, 1968. They moved to Federal Way, WA in 1976 and he worked for Metro Transit in Seattle. Larry was reinstated at the U.S. Postal Service, where he had worked in California, and retired in 2002 with 20 yrs.

In 1980 Larry opened the first H&R Block Franchise in Snohomish and 2 yrs. later opened one in Monroe. He sold the franchises and opened Snohomish & Monroe Accounting and Tax Service in January 1989. Larry was active in the National Association of Accountants and the Washington Association of Accounting & Tax Professionals.

He retired in 2019 on 5 acres in Athol, ID.

Larry is survived by his wife Cheryl; sons Lawrence Craig Jr., Dale Robert and Scott Russell; grandchildren: Tara, Shane, Brandon, Myrissa, Ryan, Hunter, Justin, Colton, Sullivan and Kody; great-grandchildren: Chandler, Eva, Owen, Amiya and Kingsley; sister Denise; and brother John. Larry was predeceased by his brother Ronald and sister Darlene.

Larry loved to travel and play with his grandchildren. He was also an "O" Gauge model railroader and loved to play with his trains.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring in Western Washington. Memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors and Tunnels2Towers.

November 27, 1947 - September 6, 2021
Published by The Herald (Everett) from Sep. 19 to Sep. 20, 2021.
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Our condolences to Cheryl and the family. Generous and kind people. God bless.
Laurel McCaslin
October 17, 2021
I want to express my deepest sympathies to you and your sons. I will miss Larry, I enjoyed serving with him on WAA board and visiting with him when you moved to Idaho. Please let me know if you need anything.
Bob McKinley
September 22, 2021
Bill & I want to express our deepest sympathies to Cheryl and her sons. Larry's wonderful smile and gregariousness will be sorely missed. We enjoyed his wonderful tee shirts that he wore with great sayings about the accounting and tax professions. He was a consummate professional who also deeply cared about people. May he rest in peace.
Bill & Sandy Silzer
September 20, 2021
I´m so sorry for your loss. I worked with Larry on the NSA Leadership Development Committee. He was always willing to step up and do whatever was asked of him. He always had a smile on his face and enjoyed life!! He will be missed.
Sue Robertson
September 19, 2021
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