Rebecca S. Walker

Born: Thu., May 24, 1917
Died: Mon., Feb. 22, 2010

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Rebecca S. Confer WalkerRebecca S. Confer Walker, 92, formerly of Lincoln Avenue, Avis, passed away, Monday, Feb. 22, 2010 at the Lock Haven Hospital Extended Care Unit.Born in Orviston, May 24, 1917, she was the daughter of Edward and Ethel Woomer Confer.On June 21, 1942, she married Leroy Walker, who preceded her in death Jan. 9, 1994.Rebecca was a 1933 gradutate of Mill Hall High School, and she later enrolled at the Lock Haven State Teachers College.Her teaching career began in Yarnell in 1938. The following year she accepted a position in the Orviston School, which was to continue for 20 years.Mrs. Walker also taught in East Freedom and in Orlando, Fla., for a brief time during World War II. Her last 12 years were spent in the third grade at the Woolrich Elementary School. She retired in June of 1977, thus ending a teaching career of 37 wonderful years.Her survivors include two sons, Danny Walker (Sandy) of Lock Haven and Jerry Walker (Joyce) of Loganton; six grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.Mrs. Walker was a lifetime member of the Pennsylvania School Retirees Association (PASR). She was a member of the Fairplay Gospel Fellowship of Jersey Shore. In her earlier years, she was a long-time member of the Orviston Church of Christ, now known as the Orviston Bible Church.Funeral services for Rebecca Walker will be held Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 at 11 a.m. in the Yost-Gedon Funeral Home, 121 W. Main St., Lock Haven. Officiating will be Pastor Michael A. Guisewhite. Interment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park. Family and friends will be received in the funeral home Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Susquehanna Health Hospice, through the funeral home.Online condolences can be made at www.yost-gedonfuneralhome.com.

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Susan, Mark and Nathan

We will forever be loved and missed Gram!!! We know that you are at peace now and happy to be reunited with Pap. You will never be far from our hearts.

Wayne and Karen Heverly

Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Your mom was a special person and very much loved by all.

Gary, Lisa, Ethan and Emilie Titus

You were one of the Sweetest people I've ever known. You were always there to help others. I wish I could have spent so much more time with you. We are sorry you are gone but your memory will always have a special place in our hearts.

Ralph Flanagan

Danny, Jerry, and families, Your mother was a very important part of my life. She was always gracious, interested and loving. I will miss her greatly. I treasure the memories of our times together in Orviston. I often remember our weekend camping trip with your Mom and Dad to the "Boy Scouts Camp" in the late 1950's where Jerrry caught chiggers. Lots of memories of summer play outside your front door at night,,,"kick the can", revillio, and "hide and seek". Where Becky and Leroy sat on the porch and watched over us.Your Mom and Dad were amongst the BEST of all times. The importance of the influence that Becky had on the children of Orviston in her time is immeasurable. She and Leroy were a major part of the true "Shangri-la" that we knew as Orviston. My warmest condolences and love, Ralph "Punky" Flanagan

Donna Miller

Becky was a wonderful friend. She and Leroy moved to Avis across the street from my family when I was only 10 years old. I remember the day that I met her. I was walking by her house on the way home from a piano lesson. She and I struck up a conversation which I would come to find out would be the first of many. She and Leroy supported me in everything. She attended my high school graduation, was thrilled when I told her I was attending college to become a teacher, gave me her unused bulletin board items to get me started in my first classroom, sat in a very prominent place at my wedding, held my infant daughter when we visited her home, came to my home for my Mom’s birthday celebration a few years ago and always told me to visit whenever I could. I enjoyed our last visit this past May on the day before her 92nd birthday. We reminisced and got caught up on all the happenings with both of our families. My best memory of that day was when I was privileged to pray with her as I held her hand. I am so thankful that God allowed our paths to cross. I am so blessed to have had Becky Walker in my life. I will miss her, but I know that we will see each other in Heaven again someday. With Love, Donna (Turnbaugh) Miller

The Family of Ethel Swinehart

MY condolences on the passing of your Mother, she was a special person, i cleaned house for her and your Father for quite some time when they lived in Lock Haven and enjoyed their company always. She was our daughters favorite teacher at Woolrich. You will be in our prayers. The Family of Ethel Swinehart

Lois Bowes and Family and Adalene Miller

So sorry to hear about your loss. Rebecca was a very special person to our family. We regret that we cannot attend her service as we are currently in Florida. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

James Knarr

Sorry for you lose. I remember having Mrs. Walker as my third grade teacher at Woolrich Elementary School. She was the Best. As with two of my brothers that went through her class before me, we were her teachers pets. One of my fondest memories was when I touched and item that wasn't mine. She would come around with her wooden ruler and make you hold out your hand. She would then smack your hand. It only took once or twice and you never did it again. She was a great teacher and will be sadly missed.

Carol Allebach

I realize this is very late in coming but I recently was searching the Internet for my fourth grade teacher at East Freedom Elementary School from 1962-1963, Mrs. Rebecca S. Walker. I came across this obituary. I see she taught there but it says it was during WW II. Maybe I don't have the right person. If I do I just wanted to pass on how much your mother meant to me as my fourth grade teacher. If you would like to correspond with me, my email is below. If not, that is fine. I realize this is a strange, out of the blue, email. I am now a fourth grade teacher in the state of Indiana and have taught here for 25 years. I'm sure your mother effected many lives during her teaching career. My condolences on your loss. Carol Allebach callebach@gmail.com Sent from my iPad




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