Kenneth T. Walker, 73, of The Dalles, Ore., departed this life on Aug. 14, 2014, in his home surrounded by his family. He was born on Dec. 9, 1940, in Portland, Ore.
He married his high school sweetheart, Deanna Severson, on July 2, 1960, in Parkdale, Ore. He served in the United States Army in the 82nd Airborne. He owned his own Chevron Station in The Dalles on Second Street for several years and later went on to work for UPS as a driver. When he was promoted to district manager, he moved his family to Aloha, Ore., and remained there until he retired in 1994.
He loved golf and was a member of The Dalles Country Club, where he played several times a week. He loved cars and owned two Dodge Chargers. Ken also enjoyed taking trips in his RV with his wife, traveling frequently to Boulder City, Nev., where they owned a second home. He also enjoyed his trips to Branson, Mo.
Ken is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Deanna Walker, and three children: son Mike Walker and his wife, Sandy, of Hillsboro; daughter Julie Mozingo, of The Dalles; and son Cliff Walker and his wife, Beth, of Boulder City, Nev.; and his sister, Darlene Roberts, and her husband, Ted, of Hood River, Ore. He is also survived by nine grandchildren: Jeff and Greg Walker, Corey, Ryan, Jennifer and Chelsea Engard, and Josh, Jessie, and Jake Walker; and also three great-grandchildren; his beloved dogs Lucy and Binky, and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.
Services will be held Saturday, Aug. 23, at 11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in The Dalles. The family suggests any donations be made to Celilo Cancer Center or Faith Lutheran Church in The Dalles.
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