Charles Ken Walker

Charles Kenney Ken Walker, 95, died Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at his home in the Rogue Valley Manor in Medford, Ore. Ken was born Feb. 17, 1915 in Ft. Morgan, Colo., to Charles and Helen (Kenney) Walker.

In 1942, he married Margaret Day. Ken worked as a chemical engineer for the Fluor Corp. in Southern California for over 34 years. From Orange County, Calif., he and Margaret came to the Rogue Valley in 1988. Ken and Margaret were members of the 1st Presbyterian Church in Medford where he served as clerk of session. Ken enjoyed his computer, traveling, reading history and playing the organ. He built an electronic organ.

Survivors include four daughters, Carroll (John) Hirsch, of Sebastopol, Calif., Ruth (David) Rose, of Lexington, Mass., Katherine Parker, of Portland, Ore., and Nancy Walker and husband Jim Clark, of North Haven, Conn.; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Ken was preceded in death by wife, Margaret in 2000; sister, Helen Louise Mitchell in 1958; and three grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Saturday July 3, 2010, at 2:00 p.m., at the 1st Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford, OR. Interment will be beside his wife, Margaret in Hillcrest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the 1st Presbyterian Church in Medford. Arrangements are being handled by Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary, Medford, OR, 541-773-6162.