Mauretta Shumway Walker

Mauretta Shumway Walker, 94, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, in Eagar. She was born June 28, 1925, in Shumway, the last of 10 children born to Wilson Everett Shumway and Ruth Smith Shumway.

In Shumway, Mauretta attended the one room schoolhouse and developed a lifelong love for teaching that led to her attending Arizona Teachers College in Tempe (now ASU) and her career in Phoenix for 35 years.

Mauretta married Jack Walker in 1954. Some of her favorite things in life were munching on sweets, shopping, cats, her siblings, her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She leaves behind her daughter, Ruthann Walker (David B.) Brown; four grandchildren: Katrina Nan (David G.) Mortenson, Jacob Grant (Erin) Brown, Elizabeth Ruth (Chad) Squire, Levi Brown; seven great-grandchildren, Alice Elisabeth, Benjamin David and Ian Jack Mortenson, Susannah Elizabeth, Hannah Marie, Reece David and Davis Brown Squire; and step-children, Julie, Charles and Stan Walker.

She joins her husband Clyde Jack Walker who passed away in May of 2005, her parents, Wilson and Ruth Shumway, her brothers, Glen, Augustus, Joseph, Lyle, Blaine, Clarence and Rex Shumway and her sisters, Ruth Brooks and Gertrude Solomon.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Amity building. Interment followed the funeral services at the Shumway Cemtery in Shumway.

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Burnham Mortuary of Eagar handled arrangements.

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