17 October 2017. I began this "main page" for my uncle Bill Walker. I have a lot of information in the Carey archives about this wonderful and interesting man. I need to gather it all together and place links to it here, so that Bill's other nieces, nephews and friends can "read all about" him. This might take a while! — Chuck Carey
Bill Walker was born in Tucson, Arizona, July 20, 1915, the fifth child of Charles Edward Walker and Alice Katherine (Seward) Walker. He lived with his family at 338 Granada Street, on the west side of downtown Tucson.
In 1924, Bill moved with his family to Santa Monica, Calfornia, where he lived at 421 21st Place, and graduated from Santa Monica High School, where he played on the baseball team.
After graduation from Samohi, Bill attended the University of Southern California.
Bill Walker served in the Army Air Force during World War II, being stationed at an air base near Yuma, from which he visited our family in Tucson several times.
In 1949, Bill married Jeannette Schiller at the Hollywood Methodist Church.
Bill worked as a photographer for the Los Angeles Herald-Express, and later as a journalism professor at Bakersfield College.
After retirement, Bill and Jeannette moved to Nexkowin, Oregon, where they lived in a beautiful house on a hilltop overlooking the Pacific Ocean. They later moved inland to McMinnville, Oregon.
Bill Walker died 30 November 2015, and his ashes were scattered in the Pacific Ocean off Pismo Beach, California, the following July.
Further information on Bill Walker:
I might transfer material from some of those pages to this one.