Lucille (Lucy) Walker

Lucille (Lucy) Walker

Laramie—Lucille Walker, 91, died on December 29, 2021 at the Hospice of Laramie Residence following several months of repeated hospitalizations stemming primarily from cardiac problems.

She was born Lucille Osborn on April 16, 1930, in Hugo, Oklahoma to James Alexander Osborn and Myrtle (Satterlee) Osborn, with her twin brother, Leroy. She had an older sister, Claudine and brother, James. Her brother, Leroy, died as a toddler and her mother died shortly after a lingering complication from the twins’ birth. Lucy attended school in Hugo. After graduation she went with her cousin, Betty Jo Jones, to Georgia where she worked in a restaurant. In 1951 Lucy moved to Laramie with her brother James (commonly called Vester). She got a job at Sally’s Steakhouse (now Prairie Rose Café), where she met May Meeker, Franklin Edward Walker’s mother. She and Franklin married in 1954 in Hugo. They returned to Laramie after Frank’s separation from Army service and lived there for the rest of their lives. They had two sons, Mark, and Brad. After they divorced in 1979, she worked at Mountain West Farm Bureau from 1986 to 1995. A co-worker remembered her as happy and gregarious.

Lucy was active for many years in the Quadra Dangle Square Dance Club and the Laramie Senior Center. She was also a long-term member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. She maintained connections with many friends.

Lucy was preceded in death by her fraternal twin brother, Leroy, her parents, her older sister, Claudine, her brother James, her younger son, Brad who died at age 33 in 1990, her former husband Frank Walker, and a close friend Frank Ford.

Surviving Lucy are her first son, Mark, his former wife, Sarah Pope (Carpenter) and their sons, Daniel (Bethany) and their daughter, Charlotte, and Ian (Melissa) and their daughters, Sadie and Lena. Also surviving Lucy, is Mark’s former wife, Deborah Schutt (Hansknecht) and their children, Kyle (Carolyn) and Kimberly (Wyatt). Lucy is also survived by her sister Claudine’s surviving children: Hazel, Melba, and Jackie, and one cousin, Mary Pearl.

Memorial service at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, January 15, 2022. You are welcome to leave a comment on the Montgomery-Stryker website, www.montgomerystryker.com or make a comment at the memorial service: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86423951868?pwd=ZzJ3by9FUk9YN3h0YUcxOCtNaGkvdz09

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  • Anonymous

    Lucy would find ways and reasons, even at 90 years of age, to bless others. A bag of grapes... and she had three stops to make, dropping off a bunch to a friend because "she couldn't eat them all". That was Lucy. One of the best lessons in life came from Lucy-- not her words but in her actions. "Show others that they matter to you." Lucy will be missed but treasured. --Until we meet again. Lucy Vass Edwards

  • Joan Vass

    Lucy was one of the kindest, thoughtful and gentlest person I have ever known. I was blessed to have her for a friend we had fun together. Her work on earth is done and she is at peace in heaven with Jesus. I treasure the memories of times with Lucy.

  • Kathie Wagstaff

    I knew Lucy through my mother Joan Vass. I ate dinner at the Eppson Center on Monday evening. Lucy made me laugh. She is kind, gentle, and loving person.

  • Dick and Judy Cuthbertson

    Lucy was so kind and such a positive person. She visited mom and dad at assisted living whenever she was in Cheyenne. Always so supportive of Dick and I. We will miss her and her smile.

  • Cheryl McCormick

    Mark, I’m so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family.

  • Sarah

    I have known Lucy for over 40 years, and she was a kind, generous friend. She became part of our family and was always good-humored and gentle. I will miss her Oklahoma take on life--no nonsense and practical. She was supportive through many of my ups and downs, and my children have been blessed with a wonderful, caring grandmother.

  • Betty Holmes

    I will always remember Lucy as the way she looked as she sat in the front pew of St. Paul's Church. She always had a ready smile and was one of the most upbeat people I have ever met. I also remember Rev. Ken talking about how Lucy always had a long list of people she wanted prayers for, but never included herself in the list. Rest in Peace dear Lucy.

  • Michael Suyematsu

    I have known the Walker family since I was in the second grade in 1962. Every morning I would head over to their home to walk to school with my best friend Mark. Lucy was like a second mother to me. She was sweet, gentle and kind and treated me like I was one of her boys. For the last twenty years, she called me on the phone on my birthday. Nothing will ever replace those calls. Please accept my sincere condolences. Love you Lucy! Rest in Heavenly Peace!

  • Tammy Comer

    So sad to hear of Lucy’s passing. She was such a great lady and she was well loved at the Eppson Center fir Seniors. She will be missed. Rest In Peace Lucy. Tammy Comer and the Eppson Center staff .

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