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 Paul Knud Walker

Paul Knud Walker

Birth
Pleasant Grove, Utah County, Utah, USA
Death 15 Oct 1983 (aged 87)
Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA
Burial Pleasant Grove, Utah County, Utah, USA
Plot B-37-018-07
Memorial ID 86905 · View Source
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Paul was the son of Annie Swenson and Ezra Foutz Walker.

On August 26, 1925, Paul married LaRue Munk in Salt Lake City, Utah.


It was a mid-summer day when I was born July 19 1896 in a small farming community of Lindon which is located a short distance south of Pleasant Grove, Utah. Son of Ezra Foutz and Annie Swenson Walker. This important event took place in a soft-rock house erected by my father on his farm that he had purchased from George Slouth in 1888. It was the last farm on the north side of the street at very base of the mountains. I was third child of a family of five children. Harold and Amee were older and Margaret and Ruth were younger. I also had a half brother, Ezra B. Walker whose mother died when he was born.
My early childhood was spent on this farm and among the hills and mountains. Many hours were pleasant ones as we played Indians and roamed the foothills with our bow and arrows or herded our milk cows on the green tender grass in the springtime.
I recall one summer my borther Harold and I had about 20 orphan lambs which we had raised. They were about half grown by lalte summer. One night a wild animal came into the pasture and killed several of them. Among this group was the one black lamb that we had in the herd. It was not only a different color but it was a favorite in the group. We set a trap and treid in every way to find what kind of animal had taken our pet but we were unable to determine what type of animal had killed it.
At the age of six I entered the elementary school at Lindon. I attended this school for nine years as we began in the beginners grade and then enetered the first grade. Our eighth grade graduation exercises were held in the Lehi Tabernancle. It was while I was ateending the eighth grade in Lindon that the school placed basketball standards on the campus. I enrolled in the ninth grade at Pleasant Grove high School in the fall of 1912. I rode to school that first morning with mother and father and my sister Amee in the two seated buggy. They were on their way to take Amee to the train enroute to Portland, Oregon, the headquarters of the Northwestern States Mission.
My four years at Pleasant Grove High School were very pleasant ones. During the summer of 1914 I had my first experiences with scouting. The next year I registered as an assistant scoutmaster which position I held until I was old enough to register as a scoutmaster. It was during these years that I passed my final test to become an Eagle scout, July 20 1922. It was my privilege to be the first Easgle Scout in the Timpanogos Council which then included all the counties in the state south of Salt Lake. I have had the privilege to serve as scout commissioner in three stakes, Alpine, Juab and Kolob. I was also scoutmaster in both Alpine and Juab Stakes.
In June 1918 Clifford Wright and I decided to join the army and add our efforts to those of others in World War One. After much red tape and many days at Fort Douglas we were sent back home and told to wait until August when I was sent to Camp Kerney, an army camp near San Diego, California. I was there at the time the Armistice was signed Nov. 11, 1918. I received my discharge in February 1919.
In August 1920 I accepted a call to go on a mission to California. I labored in Ocean Park, Santa Monica, Sawtell, Long Beach, and San Pedro. It was in San Pedro that I met Sister Munk. Our courtship began in the summer of 1924, while we were on a hike on Mount Timpanogos. We were married August 26, 1925 in the Salt Lake Temple. We have three children.
In the fall of 1924 I traveled through Colorado and New Mexico selling woolen goods for a Salt Lake Compnay. That fall 1925 I entered Brigham young University. I decided to work in the field of education. I commenced my teaching career in the fall of 1927 as principal at the Nephi Central School. I enjoyed the nine years that I spent in Nephi. During that time I attended summer schools and took extension and correspondence courses, enough to complete my bachelor of science degree in 1934.
It was with relcuctance that we decided to leave hephi in the summer of 1936 and move to Springvill where I accepted the prinicipalship of the Grant Elementary School. I was principal at this school for four and one half years. In January 1941 I became princiapl of the Springville Junior High School. I had enjoyed working with the boys and girls inthe elementary school and I wondered if I would like the older students as well. I had to admit that I enjoyed them more than I did the younger ones.
On July 1, 1946 I was appointed principal of Springville High School adn with this appointment I became the president of the Art Association, have enjoyed working with the art.
In 1953 I completed my Master of Education Degree at the Brigham young University. I wrote my thesis on "The Growth and Development of the Organization and Administration of Springville High School."
In July 1953 I began serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the Utah High School Activities Assoication and in Septtember of 1954, I became a member of the Utah Committee of the Northwest accrediting Activities for High Schools and Colleges.
I have always been active in the organziations of the church. I began teaching in the Sunday School and in the MIA while I was a student in high school. after I returned from my misssion I continued teaching in the various wards and stakes where I have lived. I was a member of the Sunday School Stake Board in the Juab and Kolob Stakes.
When the Springville Fifth Ward was organized in 1944, I was the first Superintendent of the Sunday School. Our first services were held in the Second Ward Chapel, the first Sunday School in January 1944. In 1958 I was teaching the same class in the Springville Fifteh Ward Sunday School.
I have always been active in the Priesthood quorums to which I have belonged, was a member of the Seven Presidents of Seventy in the Kolob Stake. I have taught the Seventy groups in several wards, also teached in the High Priests Group in the Springville Fifth Ward.

By Paul Knud Walker

He passed away 15 Oct 1983 in Provo, Utah, Utah and buried in the Pleasant Grove City Cememtery, Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, USA.


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  • Maintained by: SRBentz
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86905
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Paul Knud Walker (19 Jul 1896–15 Oct 1983), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86905, citing Pleasant Grove City Cemetery, Pleasant Grove, Utah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by SRBentz (contributor 47051679) .