Ann Walker, age 92, of Mena, Arkansas passed away peacefully Monday, August 10, 2015 at Brookdale Assisted Living in Little Rock.
Ann was born on July 4, 1923 in Board Camp, Arkansas to the late Walter Bain and the late Virgie Strickland Bain. She was united in marriage to Richard Orval Walker on July 1, 1941. They celebrated 70 years of marriage in July 2011. Ann pursued a cosmetology license early in their marriage and worked in a number of salons in Mena until she opened her own salon. She was a successful owner, operator for many years and enjoyed numerous loyal customers and friends. Ann and Orval were proud to be members of the Dallas Avenue Baptist Church for over 50 years. The family enjoyed camping and fishing on the lakes in the area. Ann was a voracious reader and loved to watch sports, especially women’s college basketball. She had a deep and abiding love for her family. Ann had a gentle spirit and was kind to everyone.
She is survived by sons, Richard “Dicky” Walker and wife Katherine of Texarkana, Texas, Dennis Walker and wife Fran of Opal, Arkansas, and Jeffery Walker and wife Stacy of Little Rock, Arkansas; daughter, Lynda Walker of Mena, Arkansas; sister, Wilma Dean Moody of Aurora, Missouri; 8 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and seven siblings.
Funeral services will be Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel. Interment will be at Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Family and friends visitation will be Wednesday, August 12, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood.
Pallbearers will be Dicky Walker, Dennis Walker, Jeff Walker, Fred Ross, Kenneth Walker, Richard Tim Walker, and Colfax Walker.