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Death: Robert Walker

Robert Mark Walker, 71, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 1997 in a hospital in Baguio, Philippines, while serving an LDS mission, of a heart attack brought on by bronchial infection.

He was born August 7, 1926 in Bountiful, Utah, the son of Lee Rawlins and Hazel Waddoups Walker. On June 22, 1949, he married Lola Mae Hoover in the Salt Lake Temple. Bob graduated from Springville High School, attended BYU, and graduated from the California College of Mortuary Science. He served in the U.S. Army, Air Corp during World War II. A member of the LDS Church, Morgan First Ward, Bob was a valiant servant of the Lord, having served a mission with his wife to Ghana and Ivory Coast, West Africa from 1988 to 1990 and also in the Philippine Baguio mission for 42 days. He had also served as a bishop in Coalville and as a member of the Stake Presidency in Morgan. He enjoyed his service in the Ogden Temple where he had worked for seven years.He worked for Larkin Mortuary in Salt Lake for 10 years and in 1961, purchased a mortuary in Coalville. In 1967, he built Walker Mortuary in Morgan. He took pride in his work, loved serving the people, and was active in his profession until the time of his death. He had served as President of the Coalville Lion's Club. He was active in the Boy Scouts program, having served as president of the Lake Bonneville Council during its merge into Trapper Trails and was currently serving on the Western Region Board. He had received the Silver Beaver award.

Surviving are his wife, Lola Mae of Morgan; three sons and two daughters: Kraig and Debbie Walker of Morgan; Connie and Dee Kippen of Morgan; Mark and Janene Walker of Morgan; Nancy and Paul Kearl of Riverton, Wyoming; and Tracy and Kathryn Walker of Tracy, California, and 21 grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters: Lucille Laney of Springville, Utah and Mary Beckett of Murray, Utah. He was preceded in death by a brother, Lynn Walker.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Nov. 3, 1997 at 1 p.m. in the Morgan Stake Chapel. Friends may call at the Walker Mortuary in Morgan Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Trapper Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America, 1200 East 5400 South, Ogden, Utah 84403.

Interment, South Morgan Cemetery.

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