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Joe Ruben Walden

  • Birth 11 Feb 1927 Kentucky, USA
  • Death 16 Jul 2010 Kentucky, USA
  • Burial New Castle, Henry County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 55018407

United States Navy,
World War II,

Joe Ruben Walden, 83 years of age, a resident of Somerset, Kentucky, and the husband of Rose Walden, departed this life early on Friday morning, July 16th, 2010 at his home in Somerset surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on February 11th, 1927 at Burnside, Kentucky the son of the late William "Bully" Walden and Nina Hardwick Reneau. Joe was united in marriage to Rose Marie Reece at Somerset, Kentucky on August 24th, 1946. He moved to Indiana at an early age and lived most of his life in Indiana before moving back to Pulaski County, Kentucky in 1975. He had worked at Forge and Machinery Tool Company a Division of Chrysler in New Castle, Indiana for 28 years before retring in 1973. Joe loved hunting, fishing, gardening and being outside with his pets and other animals. He was a veteran of the United States Navy having served during World War II.

He was survived by his wife Rose of Somerset, Kentucky; three children, Suella (and Roger) Boling of Somerset, Kentucky, Larry (and Susie) Walden of Somerset, Kentucky, and Jerry (and Kathy) Walden of New Castle, Indiana; eight grandchildren, Kent Adkins, Lori Dykes, Ty Boling, Chad Walden, Bradley Bertram, Abby Keil, Dr. Taylor Walden, and AFC Kyle Walden; eight great-grandchildren, Kaley McClure, Jacey Boling, Julia Boling, Kelsea Dills, Hunter Beth Dykes, Savannah Dykes, Landon Adkins and Rachel Walden; two great-great-grandchildren, Sophia Ella Rose Ramey and Isiah Hensley; three brothers, Mike Lee of Indianapolis, Indiana, Don Walden and Danny Walden, both of Somerset, Kentucky; three sisters, Rosalillian Owens of Indianapolis, Indiana, Faye Wiser of Somerset, Kentucky, and Rosemary Rutherford of Eubank, Kentucky.

He was preceded in death by one son, Billy Vance Walden in 1982; one grandson, Kelly Adkins; one granddaughter, Carrie Walden; three brothers, Johnny Walden, Eddie Walden and Billy Walden; and one sister, Alene Hancock.

Visitations were held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening, July 20th, 2010 at the Lange & New Bros. Family Funeral Home in Somerset, Kentucky.

Funeral services were held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening, July 20th, 2010 in the Chapel of the Lange & New Bros. Family Funeral Home.

Burial was in the South Mound Cemetery in Newcastle, Indiana.


I'd like the memory of me
to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an after glow
of smiles when life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo
whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times
and bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve,
to dry before the sun
of happy memories
that I leave when my life is done.

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  • Created by: Cadmus
  • Added: 16 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55018407
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joe Ruben Walden (11 Feb 1927–16 Jul 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55018407, citing South Mound Cemetery, New Castle, Henry County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Cadmus (contributor 46987840) .