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Lawrence “Garth” Walker

Lawrence “Garth” Walker

Our cherished family patriarch, husband, father and grandfather Lawrence
“Garth” Walker, 95, of Shoreline, WA, passed away peacefully, surrounded
by his family on September 4, 2022. He was born on February 3, 1927, in
Lindon, UT to Lawrence Ross Walker and Dahlia Radmall Walker. Born into
a loving and faithful family with seven brothers and sisters, his family
remained dear to him throughout his life. He was raised on a farm where
learning to work hard was taught and expected. This work ethic would
follow him throughout his life.
Dad proudly served his country during World War II in the Merchant
Marines and the United States Army, in the South Pacific. He dearly loved
his country and the ideals for which it stands. In 1953, he attended Brigham
Young University, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science.
That same year, he met and married his adored wife Mary Gae Abraham in
the Manti, Utah Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Mary Gae and Garth then moved to attend Kansas State University,
receiving his Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Animal Science. His career
was a perfect blend of his love of animals and farming. Rather than
returning to his beloved Utah, Garth and his family moved to Seattle, WA
where he would begin his professional career as an animal nutritionist. He
ultimately became the Director of Research for both Western Farmers
Association and Cenex Corporation.
Garth was a devoted husband to his wife of 69 years and a wonderful
loving father to his seven children. His life revolved around his family and
the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He loved the Lord with all of his heart and
served faithfully and diligently in many capacities, including a full-time
mission in Hartford, Connecticut, touching the lives of many. Dad’s life was
deeply enriched by all those with whom he came in contact in both his
personal and professional life
He is survived by his wife Mary Gae, children: Tim (Wilhelmina) Battle
Ground, WA: Kim (LeaAnn) Mesa, AZ: Melanie (Clark) Bellessa Federal
Way, WA: Robyn (Robert) Parker Seabeck, WA: Paul (JoAnn) Kent, WA:
Jodi (Joe) Shoreline, WA: Carolyn (Cody) Thompson Gilbert, AZ: and 29
grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and many beloved nieces and
nephews. We love our father and grandfather and are forever grateful for
his life and lasting legacy.
Funeral Services will be held, Saturday, September 10, 10:30 a.m. at the
Shoreline Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
102 N. 132nd Street, Seattle WA. Family and friends may attend a
reception from 9:30-10:15 a.m to pay respects to the family. Interment will
be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery, Pleasant Grove, Utah on
September 17, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Full military honors will be rendered.
Those who are unable to attend are invited to view the service via this
Zoom link:
Passcode: 607896
The Walker family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Kaiser
Permanente Hospice, Barton Funeral Home and Dalton-Hoopes Funeral

1 Comment

  • Connie Holden Posted September 10, 2022 4:34 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and love are with y’all at this difficult time.

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