Elizabeth C. Walker of Marion died peacefully Monday, Nov. 7 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. She was the daughter of the late Henrique and Mary (Britte) Fernandes and ex-wife of the late Randolph Harvey Walker of Durham, N.C.
Betty was born in Marion at her family home. She graduated from Wareham High School and from Kinyon-Campbell School in New Bedford.
Mrs. Walker lived in Boston, New York City, Washington, D.C. and Durham, N.C. before returning to live in Wareham and Marion and work at Otis Air Force Base as a Top Security Clearance Communications Specialist, where she worked until retirement in 1989.
Elizabeth loved her family and became a valued caregiver to her aging parents and young grandchildren. She was an avid golfer, enthusiastic football and basketball fan and enjoyed watercolor painting, water aerobics and exercise walking. Betty was a communicant of St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Marion.
Elizabeth was pre-deceased by her brothers, John Teixerira, Hank Fernandes, Jr., Manuel Fernandes; and her sisters Flora Pina, Jean Barbour and Nancy Concholar. Survivors include her sister, Julie Gomes and her husband Tony of Wareham; her brother Steven Fernandes and his wife Mary of Bourne; her son Mark Walker and his wife Natasha of Milton; her daughter Monique Walker Brown and her husband Troy of Wake Forest, N.C.; her grandchildren Marcus Walker and his wife Karen of South Gate, C.A., Cori Walker and his wife Lupe of Lynwood, C.A., Myles Brown of Washington, D.C., Imani Walker of Jamaica Plain, M.A. and Mia Brown of Brooklyn, N.Y., and many nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Chapman Funerals and Cremations, 2599 Cranberry Hwy. (Rt. 28) Wareham from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Wareham.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Tribute Research Fund at act.alz.org or by mail at 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl 17, Chicago, I.L. 60601.
For directions or to leave a message of condolence visit www.chapmanfuneral.com.