Darlene Walker's Memorial Fund

Hello,
      My name Is Justin Walker, and I have set this up as a memorial fund in honor of my mom Darlene Walker Of Red Lion, PA,  formerly of Upper St. Clair, PA. Darlene, my mom, passed away Friday, July 8, 2016, at York Hospital, after a battle with cancer, at the young age of 58.

A brief story:
 Darlene had been diagnosed with lung cancer on June 3rd 2016. My wife flew from Texas to Pennsylvania to help take care of her and her house, missing our son's first birthday. Treatments began immediately after diagnoses, which seem to only make her situation worse. She would be hospitalized after each chemotherapy session. On June 28th, she went in for another round of chemo, being hospitalized afterwards due to getting very ill from it. The hospital called my wife July 1st telling her they were moving her to the ICU unit. On Sunday morning, the 3rd, the doctor called me, and said "your mother isn’t doing well, and I am very sorry but she is going to pass today".... which thankfully she did not. She seemed to be recovering, and the next couple of days she appeared to be doing fine, and back to her normal self. We were with her until 10:30pm on Thursday and again seemed to be fighting it. Saying things like "we are going to beat this!", "I just want to get to Texas", "you all are helping me get home". With smiles and a motivated sparkle in her eye. At 11:40pm we received a call to come to the hospital  immediately, she was declining rapidly. By 2:20am she was gone.

My mom was a single mother, she had never married, and lived alone. I was her only child. She was a very strong independent woman. Darlene had worked with special needs children through L.I.U. (Lincoln Intermediate Unit) for over 20 years as a Speech and Language Pathologist, which she was one of the best at what she did. She had touched the hearts and enriched the lives of many children throughout her career.

She leaves behind her loving family of, her son and daughter-in-law, Justin and Crystal Walker; brothers, James, Timothy, Robert and Edward Walker; sisters, the late Deborah Walker Kania,  Diana Walker Scarfo, Doreen Walker, Mary Haberkorn; grandchildren, Trinity, Ethen, Gillian, Gracin, and soon to be baby Walker, which Darlene had just found out days before her passing that another grandchild was on its way. She had been preceded in death by her late grandchild Griffin Walker, who had passed away at the age of 4 in 2009 from Leukemia.

She was planning on moving to Texas, and a moving company is currently hauling her belongings from Pennsylvania to Austin Texas. Darlene did not have life insurance, and the financial burden of caring for her, emptying her house, the moving company, final expenses, and all of the traveling have fallen on her family.

This account  is not only to help pay for those expenses, but I am hoping that it will become so much more. She leaves behind grandchildren ages 15, 14, 12, 1 and soon to be. My hopes are that this fund will be her legacy for her grandchild and in some way allow "grandma" to further better their lives.

please feel free to leave condolences on:

http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/postgazette/darlene-susan-walker-condolences/180636737?cid=full


Thank you very much 
The Walker's



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  • Michael Berry 
    • $25 
    • 44 mos
  • David Jeffers 
    • $50 
    • 44 mos
  • Mary Ketchum 
    • $100 
    • 44 mos
  • Ellen Chenault 
    • $50 
    • 44 mos
  • Brandon Ward 
    • $50 
    • 44 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Justin Walker 
Organizer
Round Rock, TX
Crystal Walker 
Beneficiary
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