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