|My friend, Maggie Walker|
July 3, 2012
I just received news this morning that my good friend, Maggie Walker died. I think she was quite ill and my hope is that she is in a much better place.
I met Maggie when I moved to Owyhee, NV to teach Family and Consumer Science in the combined school on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation. Maggie had been my predecessor. She was transferred to Carlin and I took her place. As fellow FACS teachers we became close friends. We traveled to conferences together and were room mates often. When I was transferred to Wendover she took over my job back up in Owyhee. We knew each others students and our two groups did lots of traveling, conferences and sight-seeing together.
Maggie and I had a lot of good times with the other "Home Ec" teachers in Elko County. We shared teaching resources and shared a lot of good laughs as well. Our lives were similar in that we both had lived on ranches during our married lives and had children about the same ages. We differed in that she grew up on an Indian Reservation and had lived most of her life there. I loved hearing her stories about her young life.
|Maggie is on top of the world|
|Picnicing at Grand Lake Colorado with JJ's family and Maggie with her grand kids. Maggie is second from the right.|
|Finally they are done messing with my hair!|
|Darcy's braids didn't last too long!|
So long Maggie! I will miss you.