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Obituary: Russell Fox Walker

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Russell Fox Walker He Will Be Missed Russell died of natural causes. He was born of goodly parents, Charles LaRoy Walker and Juanita Fox, May 30, 1923 at the home of his grandfather in Lehi, Utah. He has one living brother, Elwin J. (Steve) Walker and two living sisters, Myrle Juanita (Edward, deceased) Worwood, and Lois Yvonna (Sherman) Wankier. An older brother, Ralph LaRoy, preceded him in death. He lived with his family at Starr, Utah until he joined the United States Marine Corps in 1942 at the beginning of World War II. He served in the South and Asiatic Pacific theaters of war. He married Beverly Booth, April 8, 1946, in the Salt Lake Temple. They were blessed with five sons: Gregory Russell (Karen), Bradford Lawrence (Rebecca), Wesley Paul (Christine), Mark Charles (Leslie), David Forrest (Teresa), and one daughter, Beverly Ann (Wade Broughton). They have 27 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Russell's family is his very life. He is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He loves the church and spent many years in church service as a teacher, in priesthood leaderships as a counselor in the bishopric, bishop, high councilman, stake patriarch, temple worker and temple sealer. He and his dear wife served a mission in Lima, Peru, which they loved very much. Russell worked at Brigham Young University for over 28 years, loved his work and those with whom he worked. He and the family moved to Mapleton, Utah, in 1960. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 28, 2007 at 11 a.m. in the Mapleton 8th Ward LDS Chapel at 1215 North 1000 West in Mapleton. There will be a viewing held Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 East 200 South in Springville and Saturday at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery. Condolences may be sent at www.wheelermortuary.com