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Lou Helen (Bennett) Walker

Posted 2022-11-19 by mhenderson
Published by Yuma Sun on Nov. 18, 2022 -
Yuma, Arizona

>> October 31, 1928 - October 16, 2022 <<

Lou Helen (Bennett) Walker, aged 93, died peacefully on the morning of
October 16, 2022, in Austin, Texas. She was a beloved daughter, wife,
mother, Christian Educator, and musician. Lou Helen was born and raised
in Yuma, Arizona and graduated as Salutatorian of Yuma High School in

She attended and graduated from Stanford University in 1950 and earned a
Master of Arts in Christian Education from San Francisco Theological
Seminary of San Anselmo, California in 1952. She married the Rev. George
H. Walker of Waxahachie, Texas on May 25, 1952. Together they served
Presbyterian congregations in Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Upon
retirement they returned to Yuma, Arizona. A lifelong musician, she
played the violin for the Fort Smith Symphony, the Shreveport Symphony,
the Imperial Valley Community Orchestra, the Arizona Western Community
College Orchestra, and the Sebastian Strings of Yuma. She also played in
other church and community groups often.

Lou Helen is predeceased by her spouse, George H. Walker; her parents,
Ray C. and Helene Thomas Bennett, grandmother K. Helen Thomas; her
brother, Ray C. Bennett II, her half-sister, Ila Verne Tubb; her uncle,
John Thomas, her aunt, Betti Grassi; and her lifelong friend, Frankie

She is survived by her brother, John Bennett (Shirley) of Potomac,
Maryland; daughter, Helen Anne Peil (Norb) of Austin, Texas; son, Donald
Walker (Jorja ) of Pine Bluff, Arkansas; 6 grandchildren, 10 great-
grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by a
childhood friend, Barbara Harvey.

A Graveside Inurnment Service will be conducted at 11:00 am on November
19, 2022, at Hillcrest Burial Park in Waxahachie, Texas. The Family
requests that Memorial gifts may be sent to First Presbyterian Church,
598 S. 7th Avenue, Yuma, AZ, 85364.

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