Services to honor and remember the life of Allie Margaret (Humble) Walker will be 10 a.m. Friday, June 24, 2016 at the Blue Starr Church of Christ in Claremore. Interment will follow at Oakhaven Memorial Cemetery. Family will receive friends for visitation from 6-8 p.m. Thursday evening at Rice Funeral Service.
Margaret passed away Tuesday in Claremore. She was 94.
Born March 23, 1922 in the rural Craig County community of Miles, Oklahoma, Margaret was the youngest of twelve siblings born to Harlow and Allie (Golibart) Humble. She was reared and educated in Craig County attending both Bluejacket and Afton schoolhouses.
At the early age of 18, Margaret joined Clyde Walker in marriage. The two exchanged vows on Sept. 25, 1940 and made their home in Welch. They later lived in Vinita before making Claremore home — where they raised their four boys: Larry, Sammy, Philip and Allen.
The young Walker family lived just east of town and enjoyed life on their acreage, raising a bit of livestock and planting and harvesting a large garden. Margaret worked mostly as a full-time wife and mother, but outside of the home she found a couple of jobs that she thoroughly enjoyed. One of those jobs was at Howard Johnson's on the Turnpike. The other, at the high school cafeteria. Of course both of those jobs entailed Margaret using her amazing abilities as a cook.
Upon retirement, both Clyde and Margaret took up traveling and camping. This was not only a way to enjoy nature and each other's company, but a way to incorporate their family. In fact, the sixteen grandchildren that knew Margaret as "Me-maw" can conclude that many of their childhood memories surround fishing and cooking on the open fire as they camped with their grandparents.
Little, but scrappy, straight-forward, open and honest are all words or phrases used to describe Margaret. The truth about this little lady is you knew where you stood with her at all times and that was what she expected in return from others.
A woman of strong faith, Margaret was a long-time member of the Blue Starr Church of Christ in Claremore where she volunteered over 1,000 hours of service to one of her favorite church ministries, the food bank.
This loving wife, mother, Me-maw and dear friend leaves a host of family and friends to carry on her legacy of devotion, honesty and service to others. Margaret is survived by: three sons: Larry Walker and wife, Nita of Mazie, Oklahoma; Philip Walker and wife, Tanya and Allen Walker and wife, Rhonda all of Claremore; 16 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.
Margaret was preceded in death by: her parents; eleven siblings; her husband of 53 years, Clyde Walker and a son, Sammy Walker.
Published on June 23, 2016