Mrs. Lois Jean Walker, of Myrtle Beach, passed away on July 27, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family following battles with both kidney disease and lung cancer.
She is survived by her daughter Shelly Jarusiewicz (nee Walker) and her husband Michael, of Monroe Township, NJ; her son Gregory Charles Walker and his wife, Cameron, of Overland Park, KS; her sister Brenda Pinson (nee Stanley) and her husband William of Sidney, KY; her sister Barbara Adkins (nee Stanley) and her husband, Joseph of Pikeville, KY; and her two grandchildren, Jacob Jarusiewicz and Mena Grace Walker.
Born in Ransom, Kentucky on July 3, 1942, Lois attended Belfry High School where she graduated in 1959. Following her graduation, she enlisted in the United States Marine Corps as in 1960. She received an honorable discharge in 1962.
Lois married her husband Charles, a Marine Corps Staff Sergeant, on June 30, 1962, after meeting at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp LeJeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina two years earlier. The couple eventually settled in Maple Shade, New Jersey where they lived happily for 35 years before retiring to Myrtle Beach, SC in 2001.
Following her military service, Lois enjoyed a 40-year career in management, sales and consulting roles for several well-known department stores, including American Greetings, Sears & Roebuck, Macy’s and Boscov’s.
Mrs. Walker was a member of the Lady Islanders and the Myrtle Beach Chapter Red Hat Society, and is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Walker, her parents, Grace Eleanor Stanley and Thomas Kenner Stanley, and brothers Kenneth, Conal and Edward Stanley.
She will forever be remembered for her devotion to her family and friends, her strength and generosity, and her service to her country.
Mrs. Walker will be laid to rest, along with her husband Charles, who passed away following a lengthy battle with cancer in June, at Washington Crossing National Cemetery in a special color-guard service celebrating their lives together on August 17, 2017.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project online at Wounded Warrior Project, or by mail at Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517.
Condolences may be made at www.burroughsfh.com
Burroughs Funeral Home (843.651.1440) of Murrells Inlet is assisting the family.
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