Pauline (Alexander) Walker July 31, 1920 - July 31, 2012 © Criswell Funeral Home Submitted by: Jo Aguirre
Services for Pauline Walker, 92, of Ada, are 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Chickasaw Community Center. Rev. Jackie Cooper will officiate, assisted by Rev. Don Jacobs. Burial will follow at Steedman Cemetery. A Wake Service will be held 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Criswell Chapel.
Walker died Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at a local hospital. She was born May 6, 1920 at Allen, Oklahoma to William and Sally Dyer Alexander. She lived in this area all her life and attended Kullihoma School.
She married Simon Thurman Walker. He preceded her in death on January 11, 1990. Mrs. Walker was a housekeeper and cook for the Chickasaw Nation Senior Site. In 2000, she was awarded the Circle of Honor Silver Feather Award and in 2009 the Dynamic Woman Award. She was a member of the Chickasaw Cats Dance Troupe and a member of Mitchell Memorial Methodist Church. Mrs. Walker was fluent in the Chickasaw language and was a Master Teacher of the Chickasaw language. She was a member of the Chickasaw Language Committee and had made an audio cassette titled “Chikashah”. A sampler of the Chickasaw Language in 1994, which was produced by VIP Publishing, Inc. Mrs. Walker was a quilter, seamstress, and gardener. She enjoyed reading her bible and was an avid sports fan.
Survivors include her nine children, Wordley Walker, Ada, Herman Walker and wife Opal, Ada, Sally Ann Graham and husband Bob, Ada, Rosie Mae Postoak, Allen, Gladys Johnson and husband David A., Ada, Virgil A. Walker and wife Ramona Faye, Allen, Gary Don Walker and wife LaVerna Maxine, Allen, Hazel Wallace and husband Joe, Ada, and Toni Lynn Walker and wife Carolyn Sue, Mill Creek; one brother, Hubert Alexander and wife Dorena, Ada; one sister, Virginia Bolen and husband Jim, Ada; 24 grandchildren, including two grandsons she raised, Timothy James Postoak and Darrell Wayne Walker; many great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded by her parents, William and Sally Alexander; her step-mother, Jane Alexander; 3 brothers; 5 sisters; 2 infant children who died at birth; 3 grandchildren; and a nephew.
Bearers will be Thurman Walker, Darrell Walker, Timothy Postoak, Jason Wallace, Gary Don Walker, Jr., and Ezekiel Walker. Honorary bearers will be Governor Bill Anoatubby, Lt. Governor Jefferson Keel, her grandsons and Estel Perry.
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Criswell Funeral Home, Ada
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