Maurice “Morrie” Clarence Walker, 87, passed away peacefully at his home in Klamath Falls, OR on June 19, 2018.
Morrie is survived by his wife, Juanita “Bonnie” of Klamath Falls, OR; his five children, Loretta Walker of Quaker Hill, CT; Nancy Gill of Plant City, FL; Joe Walker of Poulsbo, WA; Carl Walker of Creswell, OR; and Don Walker of Tacoma, WA; his 13 grandchildren; and his 20 great-grandchildren; his brothers, Jim Walker of New Plymouth ID, and Dan Walker of Council, ID
Morrie was born on February 14, 1931 in Langell Valley, OR to Vernon Clarence and Mary Clemmie Walker.
In 1949, Morrie enlisted in the US Navy as a Seaman in the Submarine service. His distinguished career was highlighted by sea and shore assignments within the fields of Fire Control and Missile Guidance. In 1976, he retired from the Navy as a Weapons Officer in the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
Morrie was a dedicated and loyal naval officer, as well as a devoted husband and loving father. He married Juanita “Bonnie” Grajeda in Yuma, AZ in 1950. Together Morrie and Bonnie travelled the world and raised their five children in U.S. bases and overseas locations to include Pearl Harbor, Spain and Guam. He was also an avid sportsman with countless hunting and fishing adventures that continuing until the end of his life.
He was a devout Christian and an active member of the Klamath Falls Church of Christ.
Morrie passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home he shared with Bonnie. Bonnie will always remember his laughter and the love he expressed to her that night before he went to rest.
A military honors memorial service will be conducted outdoors Saturday June 30th, at 2:00 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Park, 10 George Nurse Way, Klamath Falls. Immediately following, a procession to where he will be laid to rest at Bonanza Memorial Park, Bonanza OR beside his Walker ancestors since the Oregon Trail era. All are welcome to attend and honor Morrie’s life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in honor of LCDR Maurice C Walker to Operation Homefront at www.operationhomefront.org/donate or by mail at Operation Homefront, 1355 Central Parkway S, Ste. 100, San Antonio, TX 78232
Affordable Cremation Care is handling the arrangements. 541-887-2888