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Marin Independent Journal
Tuesday, February 5, 2002

Joyce Winfield Walker

Passed away January 31, 2002, having lived her life with a seemingly inborn desire to do good. Born in Berkeley, California on October 8, 1917, she moved to Marin County graduating from San Rafael High School and attended College of Marin and University of California, Berkeley. She married her high school sweetheart David H. Walker III who predeceased her in 1981. Joyce lived in Belvedere for fifty years where she and David raised their four children, David S. Walker, Krista F. Walker, Kathleen W. Parker and Kim E. Walker. She also helped raise her ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

She loved the symphony, bridge, gardening, and traveling. Joyce demanded of us only what she demanded of herself: that we help confront indifference and act with courage to help the youngest in need, children. She volunteered and supported the Marin Charitable Foundation, Sunny Hills Children's Garden and Vine Village Guild. She was a long time member of the San Francisco Yacht Club, the AAUW, the Belvedere Tiburon Landmark Society and the San Francisco Symphony. Her sister Sunny Patton currently resides in Dallas, Texas and her brother, Starring Winfield was killed in action in Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941. In addition to her family, she will be missed by many friends and people whom she touched and moved during her life.

Friends and family are invited to a service at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Belvedere at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2002 followed by a private interment. Friends and family are invited to a celebration of her life at The Cove House, San Francisco Yacht Club in Belvedere at 4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Joyce Walker to the Sunny Hills Children's Garden or the Vine Village Guild.

Keaton's Mortuary, 1022 E Street,
San Rafael, 415-453-0571.

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