|Birth: ||Mar. 23, 1939|
|Death: ||Apr. 7, 2012|
Sun City West
Judy was born on March 23, 1939 and grew up in Bremerton, WA as the only child of Frank & Genevieve Hawes, who preceded her in death. As both of her parents worked at the Naval Shipyards in Bremerton, she spent considerable amount of time reading and playing with her tabby cat as well as playing with several cousins and friends I 1962 she graduated from the University of Washington, majoring in Mathematics. While at UW, she met her husband Wayne who was working as a graduate assistant at UW and the Boeing Company. They were married in Bremerton in 1962 shortly after her graduation.
Following her graduation, Judy was employed by IBM as an account assistant. She was selected to work in the IBM Pavilion for the 1962 Seattle World's Fair. She appreciated the opportunity and greatly enjoyed the experience. In 1965, Wayne was transferred by Boeing to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA in support of the Lunar Orbiting program. Judy and Wayne lived in southern California for 38 years. During this time, Judy was employed primarily for small income tax support companies.
While Judy and Wayne never had children, their homes were always open to visitors, be they relatives or friends, several wintering in sunny CA. Perhaps the best example of this trait was Judy's participation in the ASPECT Cultural Exchange Program, which involved hosting high school students from foreign countries for various periods of time. Judy and Wayne hosted students from Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, and Germany over a period of a number of years.
One constant in Judy's life was her desire to have one or more cats. She evolved from having a tabby cat when young to having Siamese, Burmese, and finally Abyssinian cats as a focus of her desire. To those of you who talked to her lately, she undoubtedly extolled the virtues of her two new "Aby" kittens.
Judith Arline Walker went to be with our Lord on April 7, 2012 at the Banner Del E. Webb Hospital in Sun City West, Arizona. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Wayne, and numerous cousins, including Anne Bradley, Mark G. Nelson, Jr., Grace Nelson, Janet Martin, and Jennifer Caballero.
Desert Palms Presbyterian Church Memorial Garden
Sun City West
Plot: Section B Row 1-7
Created by: Philip Main
Record added: Apr 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88661240
Added: Jun. 2, 2014
Memorial Service for Judy Walker was April 17, 2012|
Added: Apr. 17, 2012