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Obituary: E. LaMar Walker

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STAR IDAHO<! > _Edward LaMar Walker, 92, of Star, Id passed away peacefully Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003 surrounded by family and loved ones.

He was born May 22, 1911 in Holladay, Utah to Franklin Walker and Harriet Louisa Stevenson Walker. He was the sixth of 10 children. He spent his youth in Holladay, Utah and Lost River, Idaho. His family moved to the Boise valley in 1935. He served a mission to the Northwestern States for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1935 - 1937.

He married his sweetheart Helen Hughes in the Salt Lake LDS Temple, February 14, 1941. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They were blessed with seven children. He taught his family by his great example to love the Lord and to serve Him, to love and appreciate the beautiful world in which we live and to cherish home and family. His enjoyment of gardening began in his youth helping his mother plant her flowers. He had a beautiful tenor voice and loved to gather his family around to sing.

LaMar's first love was farming. Later in life he was a real estate broker in the Boise valley for many years. He enjoyed going to the mountains to dream and to fish.

He is survived by his wife, Helen; his children, Marla Helen Goodrich and husband Byron, Gary Wayne Walker and wife Kathleen, Janice Hall and husband Porter, Dennis LaMar Walker and wife Colleen, David Hughes Walker and wife Brenda, Kent Franklin Walker, Lori Ann Johnson and husband Rick; 36 grandchildren and 62 great-grandchildren, at present; He is also survived by two brothers and one sister; Vernon Walker of Letha, Idaho, Reed L. Walker of Holladay, Utah, and Emily Ramona Stapp of Chehalis, Washington.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 27th at 11:00 in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Eagle State Street Chapel, 700 East State Street, Eagle, Idaho. Viewing prior to the service 9-10:30. Interment will follow at Cloverdale Memorial Park, Boise, Idaho.

We send our heartfelt thanks to the wonderful doctors and nurses at Saint Alphonsus who lovingly cared for our husband and father.

We express appreciation to Potter Funeral Chapel of Emmett, Idaho for their thoughtful attention to the needs of the LaMar Walker family.