Obituary of Jessie Maxine Walker
Jessie Maxine Walker passed away peacefully in her Parkland home on January 18, 2022. Known by most as either Mom, Grandma, or Max, she touched the lives of so many of us and will be deeply missed; but those who knew her well knew of the difficulties she has had over the past 23 years in being separated from her husband Bill and the happiness she must have in being reunited with him.
Max was born in Yakima to a large family and grew up in the Sunnyside and Granger area. She met her future husband, Bill Walker, while she was in high school and they were married shortly after. They moved to Western Washington where she lived most of her adult life, the past 33 years living in the same home in Parkland just a few blocks north of PLU.
She worked in the food and beverage service industry much of her life and has been retired for the past 20 years. She worked at Gee-Gee’s (Federal Way), the Harvester (Stadium district), the Alligator (later changed names to Latitude 84), the Tipperary and other restaurants and bars in the Tacoma area.
She is survived by her 6 children: Bill (Bonnie), Doug, Steve (Nancy), Joy (Joe), Cindi (Bob), Scott (Cassie), many grandchildren and great grandchildren, and her brother Dale and sisters Marjorie, Mary, and Janice.
An informal memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on February 19 at the Parkland LDS church at 11212 17th Ave East, Tacoma, WA 98445. Please bring memories that you can share with all of us. The family will convene at a future date to spread her ashes with those of her husband’s.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Jessie Walker, please visit Tribute Store