Manassas, VA-Linda L. Walker, 81, was born July 28, 1936 in Manchester, NH a daughter of the late Melvin M. and Esther (Deeg) Walker.
Linda spent many years away from New England, pursuing employment in Denver, CO and Williamsburg, VA before retiring with her son Scott and daughter-in-law Sheri in Manassas, VA. But, she was always a New Englander at heart, beaming brightly when someone would comment on her accent.
Her professional exploits were quite accomplished, maneuvering through the male dominated world of computer engineering from the 1960’s through her retirement in 2010. Starting with her early work providing college level instruction for keypunching in the 1960s and most notably her work in the early days of web design, she strived to make a mark in her field. In her final position, which she worked for over 20 years, she established the web presence for the National Center for State Courts, ultimately being presented with an award on the floor of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. from Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist. Her passion was bird watching, and participating in many bird watching excursions. She could identify most birds from the sound of their call and she always kept her feeders full.
Linda is survived by her son Scott and wife Sheri; brother Bruce Walker and his wife Nancy; sister Bonnie Harding and her husband Don; 5 grandchildren Jesse, Stephen, Andrew, Kevin and Steve; 3 great-grandchildren Susan, Kayla and Shane. She was predeceased by her son, Edward Churchill III.
Calling hours will be held from 1 to 3pm on Saturday, April 7th in the Lucas & Eaton Funeral Home, 91 Long Sands Rd., York, Maine. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Wildlife Association as well as a smile when you see your first Robin this spring. Visit www.lucaseatonfuneralhome.com