Times-Call (Longmont)

Helen Louise Walker May 21, 1936 - February 23, 2023


Helen Louise Walker died February 23, 2023 at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, Colorado. Helen, the youngest of four, was born to John and Edith (Lowder) Maggard on May 21, 1936, in Sterling, Colorado. The family lived on a dry-land farm northwest of Sterling until the late 1940s when they moved to Sterling. Helen attended school at the country Mt. Hope School before moving to town.

After graduating from Sterling High School, she attended Northeaste­rn Jr. College for one year. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western State College and after obtaining her teaching credential­s, taught business classes at Mapleton High School in Denver. Helen married John Walker on August 1, 1964, and settled in Westminste­r before moving to Longmont where she lived until 2017. After John's death in 1972, she raised their three children on her own. Helen was a member of Lifebridge Christian Church (formerly First Christian Church) in Longmont, and worked at IBM and Neodata before retiring. She spent her retirement days making crafts and playing cards and games with her friends and seven grandchild­ren. Helen was a fan of the Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband, parents and brothers Ralph, Lowell and Allen. She is survived by daughter Elana (Brett) Guthrie, Parker; sons Eddie (Christine), Parker, and Richard (Katie), Aurora; seven grandchild­ren, Kylie Guthrie, Ashlea Walker, Kaelen (Guthrie) Gunderson, Melinda Lopez, Morgan Walker, Meagan Walker and John Walker; and nieces Lucy and Ann. Friends and Family are invited to services at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel March 7, 2023 at 10 am followed by internment at Foothills Gardens of Memor y.

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