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Gene Glenn Walker

April 14, 1931 — February 6, 2024

St. George

Gene G Walker age 92, passed away February 6th, 2024. Gene was born April 14, 1931 in Rigby Idaho to Guy and Dena (Sherwood) Walker. 

Gene graduated from Twin Falls High school in 1950. While still in high school Gene joined the Military and was inducted into the Marines December 30, 1950. He served as a Sergeant U.S.M.C. on the U.S. Antietam CV-36 Korean War in the Sea of Japan with an honorary discharge December 7, 1953. He married Donna Kirkham May 9, 1953 and together they had 4 beautiful children: one daughter and three sons. Gene went on to receive a BS in Animal Science from Utah State University, Logan Utah in 1960. Not long after graduating from USU, Gene was hired by Gery Brothers Ranch in Klamath Falls, Oregon where he worked as a cattle foreman which was one of the highlights of his life. After his first marriage ended, Gene married Carol Ann Murphy on February 18, 1977 and instantly gained five bonus children, three daughters and two sons. Soon after Gene and Carol adopted two sons, Dylan and Jesse who were brothers.  Gene and Carol had one daughter together. Gene lived in Idaho Falls, Idaho with Carol for 20 years in a home they built. During that time he worked as a Chemical Analyst/Scientist Two at the D.O.E. Site INEL for 27 years. Gene and Carol moved to Provo, Utah in 1997 after Gene retired in March of 1995. While living in Provo, Gene and Carol served three missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Their first mission was in Birmingham, England from 2006-2008. Second mission was in Nauvoo, Illinois from April 2010 to October 2010, with the third mission in Hawaii from 2012-2014. When asked if he had a favorite mission, Gene would say his Nauvoo mission, because he got to drive a horse drawn wagon every day. Gene's love of animals, especially horses, was apparent in everything he did. And he shared his love of horses with his kids. His love of horses was almost as big as his love of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Gene was a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and lived each and every day of his life on this earth as such. He was the Patriarch of his family whom all admired and looked up to. He was a kind and gentle spirit and all those who knew him couldn't help but love him. He will be missed dearly, but we know we will be together again. "...Till we meet, till we meet. Till we meet at Jesus' feet...God be with you till we meet again."

Gene is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carol Walker St. George, Utah. 

Children: Cindy Walker of Idaho Falls, Clay (Jana) Walker of Idaho Falls, Jon (Amy) Walker of Idaho Falls, Brian (Laurie) Walker of Idaho Falls, Jesse (Mark Hofeling) Walker of Vancouver BC, Canada and Kimberly (Brandon) Saline of Saratoga Springs, Utah.

Step Children: Kathy (Rick) Cluny, Karen Johnson, Kris (John) Trout, Kevin (Tracee) Shelton, Kelly (Dawn) Shelton

Grandchildren: Brady Allen, Lindsey (John) Romankiw, Shannon (Dirk) Stanger, Dan (Hailey) Walker, Marcy (Corey) Curr, Jill (Heath) Hancock, Jeremy (Khirra) Walker, Jason (Brianne) Walker, Travis (Nina) Walker, Kelsey (DJ) Snyder, Connor Walker, Ally (Trevonn) Oliver, Caden (Emma) Toole, Brynley Saline, Rylan Saline, Trent (Hanni) Cluny, Sara (Richard) Capener, Megan (Johnny) Zobell, Rachel (Brady) Bevan, Chase Johnson, Hayley (Kyle) Gashler, Sam (Stephanie) Trout, Casey Trout, Tyler (Verina) Shelton, Trevor Shelton, Tanner Shelton, Karlee (Kelly) Jones, Caleb (Emma) Shelton, Jaden (Mckayla) Shelton, Sophia Shelton, Ciera Shelton, AJ Shelton

Great Grandchildren: Jackilyn Walker, Aurora Walker, Syler Taylor, Ayden Taylor, Amarra Taylor, Claire Walker, Brynlee Walker, Quinn Walker, Alma Walker, Holden Walker, Morgan Stanger, Hyrum Stanger, Ryan Stanger, Ollie Walker, Walker Curr, Amelia Curr, Paige Paskett, Baylor Hancock, Zoey Hancock, Damari Oliver, Jocelyn Capener, William Richards Cluny II, Karlyn Capener, Ryker Capener, Gwendolyn Cluny, Jack Zobell, Krue Capener, Hunter Zobell, Margot Cluny, Adelyn Capener, Bentley Bevan, Brooklyn Capener, Gavin Zobell, Baylor Bevan, Tate Capener, Madelyn Bevan, Owen Trout, Jun Shelton, Eddie Shelton, Scout Shelton

Gene is preceded in death by his parents Guy Leo and Dena Mildred (Sherwood) Walker, Shirley Webb (sister), Guy Sherwood Walker (brother), Dean Walker (brother), Dylan Walker (son), Dan Johnson (Son in law). 

Funeral services will be Saturday, February 10, 2024, Viewing from 2:00 pm  to 2:45pm, Service 3pm at the Sunset 1st Ward church building 82 North Dixie Dr. St. George, Utah. 

Interment will take place in the Fielding Memorial Park Cemetery, 4600 S Yellowstone Hwy, Idaho Falls, ID 83402 on Thursday February, 15th at 2:00 pm. Please join us for a celebration of life, Woods Funeral Home, 963 South Ammon Road, Ammon, ID 83406 12:00 pm-1:30 pm.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Hughes Mortuary, 1037 East 700 S. St. George, Utah. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Champs Heart (Idaho Falls) or your local Veterans Association.

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