Obituary of Grant William Walker |

Obituary of Grant William Walker

Grant William Walker passed away March 21, 2015 in Grass Valley. He was 83.

He was born March 11, 1932 to Walter and Lena (Willett) Walker in Mount Shasta, California.

A Family Dedication Ceremony will be held at noon on Thursday, April 2, at Sierra Memorial Lawn Cemetery.

He was an average student, but excelled in sports, lettering in football, basketball and track, all while holding down a part-time job during all four years of high school. He was offered a football scholarship from UC Berkley if he could get his grades up, but never made the grades. He talked about that his whole life!

He joined the United States Air Force in 1950. After several transfers, he returned to Lockbourne AFB, Columbus, Ohio in August 1951 and met the love of his life, Doris Hulda McCague, at a USO dance on base. They were married on August 31, 1952. After his Air Force career ended in 1960, they moved around while he worked and owned many businesses. They moved to Grass Valley, for the second time, in 1997. They were married for nearly 55 years when Doris passed away in 2007.

Mr. Walker is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Teri Walker of Grass Valley, California; son and daughter-in-law, Grant and Dawn of Elk Grove, California; 12 grandchildren: Dominic, Scott, Christina, Christopher, Daniel, Amanda, Stephanie, Michael, Jon, Keith, Brookes and Kellie; 15 great-grandchildren; sister Lois Bird, of Colorado; brother Howard; and numerous nephews and nieces. He will be missed by all.

He was predeceased by six siblings, his parents and his loving wife.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Disabled Veteran’s Association.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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