James Lewis Walden

James Lewis Walden

Death 7 Dec 1962 (aged 48)
Burial Roanoke, Roanoke City, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 6, Lot 117E
Memorial ID 84775993 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Son of James Mack Walden and Nannie Pearl McCoy.

Married to Merle Kitura Mustain. She was registered nurse and they met during a hospital stay.

Was a freight engineer for Norfolk and Western Railroad.

Had previously jointly owned the Santillane Farm in Fincastle with his dad before his dad passed away suddenly in 1956. They were raising beef cattle and the farm was to be their retirement.

Sadly, passed away at age 48 at home.

Our loved one died on his own battlefield. He was killed in action fighting a civil war. He fought against adversaries that were as real to him as his casket is real to us. They were powerful adversaries. They took toll of his energies and endurance. They exhausted the last vestiges of his courage and his strength. At last these adversaries overwhelmed him. And it appeared that he lost the war. But did he? I see a host of victories that he has won!

For one thing he has won our admiration because even if he lost the war, we give him credit for his bravery on the battlefield. And we give him credit for the courage and pride and hope that he used as his weapons as long as he could. We shall remember not his death, but his daily victories gained through his kindnesses and thoughtfulness, through his love for family and friends, for animals and books and music, for all things beautiful, lovely and honorable. We shall remember not his last day of defeat, but we shall remember the many days that he was victorious over overwhelming odds. We shall remember not the years we thought he had left, but the intensity with which he lived the years that he had.

Only God knows what this child of His suffered in the silent skirmishes that took place in his soul. But our consolation is that God does know and understands.

Family Members



  • Maintained by: HDR
  • Originally Created by: Karen
  • Added: 10 Feb 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 84775993
  • HDR
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Lewis Walden (1 Jan 1914–7 Dec 1962), Find a Grave Memorial no. 84775993, citing Evergreen Burial Park, Roanoke, Roanoke City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by HDR (contributor 47861862) .