Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1948 RJC

Velma Rose Walker VELMA LOU ROSE WALKER, 83, of Eastland, TX passed away Dec. 23, 2014, with burial at the Eastland City Cemetery. She was born July 13, 1931, and grew up in Ranger, TX. She attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1948 at Ranger, TX. After graduating from Ranger Junior College, she married Charles G. Walker of Deleon, TX. During his 25-year Air Force career, they were able to travel extensively, having lived six states & three foreign countries. After Charles retired, they purchased property outside of Eastland and lived there a number of years before moving to their final home within the city limits of Eastland. They were married almost 60 years when Charles passed away in June of 2012. Lou was a woman who was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and good friend to many. Her husband and family took priority in her life and she was very content to remain at home and attend to their needs. She acted like a lady at all times--her poise, dignity, and character was a testimony to the important place the Word of God had in her heart. Because of her life, her husband was quick to always speak highly of her and her children honored to "arise up and call her blessed"(Prov. 31:28). She was a very faithful servant of God and active member of Daughtery Street Church of Christ for many years. Among her many talents was that she was an excellent cook as attested to by the many blue ribbons she won as well as the smiles of appreciation of those dining at her table. She had a wonderful sense of humor...smiling and laughing came easy for her. She was well- organized and her home always reflected clean- liness and orderliness, providing a welcome retreat for family. She and Charles loved to travel and many times they would take trips and just enjoy being together, and they enjoyed participating with friends in many church activities and get-togethers. She will be greatly missed. She is preceded in death by her husband Charles, her parents & brothers: Charlie Rose (RHS-1936), Odell Rose (RHS-1933, Harlan Rose (RHS-1933), D.V. Rose (RHS-1934), John Rose, & Doug Rose (RHS-1939). At the time of her death, she was survived by a daughter, Cynthia Williams, and husband Ralph, of Kaufman, TX; son, Steve and wife Chol, of Mansfield, TX; and three grandchildren; Caitlin Williams of Kaufman, TX, Ellis Walker and wife, Bailey of Louisville, KY, and Elanna Walker of Mansfield, TX. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.