Gilmer Lee Walker

Male 1914 - 1982


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  • Name  Gilmer Lee Walker 
    Nickname  Pat 
    Born  7 Sep 1914  TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  10 Sep 1982  Orange, Orange Co, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I483  adkinshorton
    Last Modified  10 Aug 2016 

    Father  Oval G. Walker,   b. 17 Jul 1890, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1981, Columbus, Cherokee Co, KS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Allie Gertrude Lee,   b. 22 Aug 1891, TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1980, KS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Documents

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    1920-KS Census, District 26, Glencoe Township, Butler Co, KS
    1920-KS Census, District 26, Glencoe Township, Butler Co, KS
    Oval G. Walker & Allie Gertrude Lee with children
    1925-KS State Census, Columbus, Cherokee Co, KS
    1925-KS State Census, Columbus, Cherokee Co, KS
    Oval G. Walker & Allie Gertrude Lee with children
    1930-KS Census, Columbus City, Cherokee Co, KS
    1930-KS Census, Columbus City, Cherokee Co, KS
    Oval G. Walker & Allie Gertrude Lee with children
    Family ID  F52  Group Sheet

    Family  Beatrice Bernice Sinor,   b. 14 Oct 1919, Cordell, Washita Co, OK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 2006, Garden Grove, Orange Co, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Gill Diane Walker,   b. 11 Oct 1942, NM Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1944, Catron Co, NM Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Linda Kay Walker
    Documents
    1940-AZ Census, Tempe, Maricopa Co, AZ
    1940-AZ Census, Tempe, Maricopa Co, AZ
    Gilmer Lee Walker & Beatrice Bernice Sinor with Lola M. Sinor
    Family ID  F2259  Group Sheet

  • Documents

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    1932 Yearbook CHE•COU•KAN - Gilmer Lee Walker
    1932 Yearbook CHE•COU•KAN - Gilmer Lee Walker
    Gilmer Lee Walker - 1940 WWII Draft Registration Card Information
    Gilmer Lee Walker - 1940 WWII Draft Registration Card Information
    1947-1952 City Directory, Santa Ana, Orange Co, CA
    1947-1952 City Directory, Santa Ana, Orange Co, CA
    Gilmer & Beatrice Walker
    Gilmer Lee Walker - 1982 Death Information
    Gilmer Lee Walker - 1982 Death Information

  • Notes 
    • Remembrance by Doug Couch...
      I was fortunate enough to be Pat's son-in-law. He and I did not talk often, but I remember him and the love he shared with me. A quiet man, he worked while I knew him as a building inspector. Many games of 2-deck Canasta were enjoyed with Pat and his wife, Bea, partnered against his daughter, Linda, and future son-in-law, myself. Sometimes these were played (interspersed with bowls of chocolate ice cream) after I'd hitchhiked from my parents' place in Riverside, courting his daughter, then hitchhiked home.

      After Linda and I were married, he took me to my only real ball game by a pro team at the Angels Stadium in Anaheim. At least once, he took me to fish off the pier in Huntington Beach. We never caught anything, but I came to understand that I was treasured.

      I loved him, although I'm not so sure I ever showed it as he showed to me. He was a good role model of a husband, father, father-in-law and grandfather to his granddaughter, Lisa, and I know his family miss him dearly to this day, even though I have not seen any of them for many years. I was in poor shape during that period of my life and did not treat Linda or Lisa well, and yet never a cross word came from him. I'm sorry, Pat, and hope your later son-in-law, Jim, filled their lives and yours with joy.

      You're never forgotten. Perhaps a day will come when I will discover where you were buried and visit there. For now, let these few tears of loving remembrance suffice, remembering when I was able to come to your home and have you as part of my life.
    • GILMER LEE WALKER
      Military Service: 25 Feb 1943 - 14 Nov 1945
      USMC MUSTER ROLLS


      PRIVATE
      1943-04 (0602)
         FOURTH RECRUIT BATTALION
         RECRUIT DEPOT
         MARINE CORPS BASE, SAN DIEGO, CA
      1943-07 (0636)
         AVIATION TRAINING SQUADRON 131
         MARINE CORPS AIR BASE
         KEARNEY MESA, SAN DIEGO, CA
      1943-07 (0672)
         HEADQUARTERS SQUADRON
         USMC AIR STATION
         EL TORO, CA

      PRIVATE FIRST CLASS
      1943-10 (0633)
         HEADQUARTERS SQUADRON
         USMC AIR STATION
         EL TORO, CA

      CORPORAL
      1944-01 (0711)
         HEADQUARTERS SQUADRON
         USMC AIR STATION
         EL TORO, CA

      SERGEANT
      1944-07 (0803)
         HEADQUARTERS SQUADRON
         USMC AIR STATION
         EL TORO, CA
      1944-10 (0856)
         HEADQUARTERS SQUADRON
         USMC AIR STATION
         EL TORO, CA

      STAFF SERGEANT
      1945-07 (1004)
         HEADQUARTERS SQUADRON
         USMC AIR STATION
         EL TORO, CA
      1945-10 (1057)
         HEADQUARTERS SQUADRON
         USMC AIR STATION
         EL TORO, CA
      1945-10 (1062)
         CAS CO #1, MB, NOT, TI
         SAN PEDRO, CA
         AT:
            U.S. NAVAL HOSPITAL
            CORONA, CA


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