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Funeral mass for Jack Walker on Jan. 31.

A funeral mass for former Jackson County commissioner Jack Walker will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 31 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 517 W. 10th St., Medford, with a reception to follow. Also, there will be an 8 a.m. mass with a rosary in his name.

Walker served on the Phoenix City Council from 1983 to 1986. He was sworn into the office of Jackson County Commissioner in January 1995 and served for 16 years.

With his wife Andrea and son Mike by his side, Walker died Jan. 17 after fighting a life-long battle with Crohn's disease.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation in his name at: www.ccfa.org or Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, 386 Park Avenue South, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10016.

— Damian Mann