John Wurth Walker
date of birth July 2 1941
date of death March 19 2012
Gladstone resident, John Wurth Walker passed away of natural causes on March 19, 2012 at his home. On July 2, 1941, John was born in Chico, California to James and Helen Walker. He was raised in Sunnyside, Washington and was salutatorian of his graduating class at Sunnyside High School. He ran high school track and was awarded with several Washington State track records. Following school, John joined the United States Army National Guard and the Army Reserves. He loved music and concerts and was a band drum major during his time with the Guard. John worked as a surveyor for the City of Portland for many years and then drove truck until retirement. Particularly in his retirement, John loved working on his collection of Datsun Z cars.
John is survived by his son, Brian Walker of Sandy; daughter, Heather Allison (Walker) of Tigard and husband Carey; brother Victor Walker of Walla Walla, Washington and wife Dolores; sister, Sharon Walker of Hillsboro; sister-in-law Joanne Walker of Hillsboro, predeceased by husband Daniel Walker; 2 grandchildren, Joshua and Ryan Allison of Tigard. He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Helen Walker and brother, Daniel Walker.
No formal services are planned at this time. John will be interred beside family at Tahoma Cemetery in Yakima, Washington. Online condolences may be made at www.ANewTradition.com, Crown Memorial Center – Tualatin.
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Candle lit by Staff at Crown Memorial Center Our sincere condolences.
Candle lit by michael wirth hey John, it was a pleasure knowing you.
Candle lit by RON WEDDLE SORRY TO HEAR OF JOHNS PASSING, WE USED TO RUN AROUND TOGETHER IN THE EARLY SIXTYS AND HAD A LOT OF FUN TOGETHER. SORRY I DIDN'T GET TOGETHER WITH HIM AT OUR REUNION WHEN HE ASKED ME TO COME DOWN.
Candle lit by Robert W. Tesser A powerful personality with an absolute sense of admiration for the ludicrous foibles of life. I knew him well for over 28 years. He is free. God bless you John.