Joyce Faye Walker
June 10, 1926 – April 3, 2018
Joyce Faye Walker, 91, of Marlow, Oklahoma, passed from this life April 3, 2018. She was born June 10, 1926, in Ringling, Oklahoma, to Lewis Wilson and Martha Rosetta “Rosie” (Brooks) Brown. She married C.A. Walker on December 13, 1941, in Loveland, Oklahoma. She was a homemaker but worked for a time as a dorm mother at MSU and OSU and also worked for the State Hospital in Wichita Falls, Texas. She was a member of the Business and Professional Women’s Club in Waurika.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Waurika, Oklahoma until she moved to Marlow and joined New Hope West Church in Duncan, Oklahoma. She enjoyed reading and sewing.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son Richard Walker, and eight brothers and sisters – Carl Brown, Granvel Brown, Vera Gray, Haskel Brown, Mabel Ennis, J. T. Brown, Harold Brown, and Wendell Brown.
Survivors include: her children – Kenneth Walker and his wife Maynell of Waurika, OK, Karen Vanacor of The Woodlands, Texas, Diana Waddle of Harvey, LA, Deborah and her husband Tim Lillard of O’Fallon, IL; thirteen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
Funeral services were at 2:00 PM, Sunday, April 8, 2018, at the First Baptist Church in Waurika with Bruce Humphries officiating. Burial was in the Waurika Cemetery under the direction of Dudley Funeral Home of Waurika. Visitation was from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Saturday, at the Dudley Funeral Home Chapel in Waurika. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to organizations which support research into macular degeneration and/or osteoporosis.