Reuben Herbert Walker (1875)

Iron County Record, August 9, 1956

Reuben Herbert Walker Rendered Last Rites

Funeral services were conducted in the First Ward chapel Tuesday afternoon for Reuben Herbert Walker, 80, long-time resident of Cedar City, who died Friday, Aug. 10 at Monte Bello, Calif.

Mr. Walker was born in Cedar City on Dec. 20, 1875, a son of Joseph and Emma Smith Walker and had spent most of his life here. He has engaged in farming and livestock raising all of his life, and was a prominent and popular member of the community throughout his years, and will be remembered by many for his congeniality. He had spent the past few years living in California.

On May 7, 1902 he married Lena Ash, who died Feb. 7, 1920. On June 7, 1922 he married Catherine Williams, who survives him. Also surviving him are six sons and one daughter, Jack, Dee, and Herbert Walker, all of Cedar City; Miles Walker and Mrs. Edna Williams, Los Angeles, Calif.; Blaine Walker, Nephi; and Keith Walker, Henderson, Nev. Also surviving are a step-son and step-daughter, Earl Bloomgren, Atascadero, Calif.; and Norma Walker, Los Angeles; 19 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

submitted by Kathie Marynik