A Few Miscellaneous Biographies

WALKER, Jack Thompson

Jack Thompson Walker, Jr. 53, passed away on August 27, 2005. Jack was born to Jack Thompson and Pauline Walker in Phoenix Arizona. He participated in 4-H and FFA while growing up in Arizona. He was a member of the Alfa Gamma Rho Fraternity and an active member of the Tempe JCs. Jack attended Arizona State University earning a Bachelor of Science and a Masters in Agri/Business. He devoted his career to the industry he grew up in, Agriculture. His specialty was cotton which lead him to work for Anderson Clayton, Chickasha Cotton Oil Company. Jack is survived by his Wife Cindy, Daughter Morgan and two sons Jeremy and Justin his Mother Pauline and four brothers Bill, Lee, Jim and Don. A Memorial Service was held at the Green Acres Mortuary 401 N. Hayden Rd. Scottsdale Az. Family suggests donations in Jack's name to Tempe Boys & Girls Club, 715 W. 5th St. Tempe AZ 85281. The East Valley Tribune 9/1/2005.

WALTER, Barbara "Barbie" Borah

Barbara "Barbie" Borah Walter, age 57, born & raised in Phoenix, AZ died in San Diego, CA June 12, 1998. She is survived by her husband Ken, children; Kris DEVORE, Kerrie PAYNE, Keith FRAKES, Debie WALTER, Dena WALTER, & brother Jim BORAH. A memorial has been set up in her name to: "La Familia" Childcare Center in Mazatlan, Mexico. Sent contributions C/O Dort Sigler, 1040 E. Osborn Rd, Crystal Point, Phx, AZ 85014 The Arizona Republic Sunday, July 5, 1998

WEBB, Del E. 1899-1974

Developer, Sun City
Del Webb is credited with starting a new chapter in housing -- the retirement community. He started working with lumber as a hobby in California, moving to Phoenix in 1927, where he started the Del Webb Co. His construction contracts included an addition to the Arizona State Capitol, the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, expanding Howard Hughes' aircraft facilities in California and constructing Madison Square Garden in New York City in 1962. In 1945, with partner Al Topping, Webb bought the New York Yankees. In 1960, Webb started Sun City, northwest of Phoenix, the first of many to follow across the country.

WEIR, Elaine Laura

Elain Laura Weir, 88, of Mesa, a teacher, died July 7, 1998. She was born in Westfield, Wisconsin. Survivors include her daughters, Judith MOSSBURN and Jan TROUTWINE; sons, Gene and George, 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. No services are planned. Bunker's Desert View Chapel. The Arizona Republic 7/11/1998

WHALEY, Margaret

Sun City -- Services for Margaret "Peg" WHALEY, 60, a member of the Amateur Athletic Union, Womens Gold Association and Pi Beta Phi Sorority of Iowa State University, were in All Saints of the Desert Episcopal Church, Burns and Hutton drives. Mrs. WHALEY, 9307 Garnette Drive, died July 3, 1979, in Boswell Hospital. She is survived by husband, Roy H.; daughters, Pamela ANSHURZ and Patricia LANDIS; three grandchildren and a sister. The Arizona Republic Friday, July 6, 1979, p. C-5.

WIGHT, Muriel Pearl

Nov. 2, 1939 ~ Oct. 26, 2008
Anchorage resident Muriel Pearl Wight, 68, died Oct. 26, 2008, at home while surrounded by her family. A praise service was Sunday at University Baptist Church, 4313 Wright St. Muriel was born Nov. 2, 1939, in Quick City, Mo., to Henrietta M. Clark and Donald K. Hixon. She graduated from Yuma Union High School in Yuma, Ariz., in 1957. Muriel attended Grand Canyon College in Phoenix, Ariz., and received a bachelor of science degree in 1961. She earned a master's degree in education from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 1985. Muriel was introduced to her husband, Richard, while she was in college (he was in the Navy). They were married in 1961. Their daughter, Debbie, was born in 1962 in Grand Junction, Colo. Their son, Steven, was born in 1967 in Moab, Utah. The family moved to Sitka in 1969 and to Anchorage in 1971. Muriel taught math at East Anchorage High School for 20 years, retiring in 1994. She and Richard were active with their church family at University Baptist Church. They traveled many times for missionary works and became very fond of their friends at the Baptist mission in Vladivostok, Russia. "Muriel was a wonderful woman, whose kindness and thoughtfulness made a lasting impression every day on those around her," her family wrote. "She will be greatly missed." She is survived by her husband, Richard; daughter and son-in-law, Debbi and Geff Travis of Anchorage; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Connie Wight of Peters Creek; and grandchildren, Dana Travis of Wasilla and Greg Travis of Anchorage. She was preceded in death by her parents and only sister. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Russian Baptist Mission Program through University Baptist Church in Anchorage. Friends may send condolences to 9354 Campbell Terrace Drive, Anchorage 99502. Anchorage Daily News, 10/31/2008.

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