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Howard Westen Walker

d. September 17, 2016

Howard Weston Walker, 97, passed away on September 17, 2016. He was born May 16, 1919 in Portland, Oregon. He played football in high school back when the helmets were made of leather. His first car was a 1929 Model A. The car he drove his childhood sweetheart Janet Walshe to elope in Las Vegas. He worked on the Stealth aircraft and the Space Shuttle. He had a beautiful mind and was gifted with critical and logical thinking. His intelligence served him well at his long career of 35 years at Lockheed Martin in Burbank, CA where he started at the age of 19 in 1939. He loved computers and was one of the pioneers in computers in aircraft. When he started building aircraft the main material was wood, then sheet metal and finally plastic. Howard was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and great great grandfather. Howard was preceded in death by his long time love of his life and wife of 71 years Janet and by a dear son Brian Walker. Howard leaves his son Brad Walker his wife Judy and their three daughters and their children. He leaves his daughter Carol Ann Swangler and her husband Edward their three sons and a daughter and their children. Also surviving children of his late son, Brian, are Jeff and Jenny. Howard will be missed for his quick wit, love of reading and towering height for his generation of 6'4". A celebration of his life will be on September 24, 2016. At the community room, 1:00 pm at The Sea Esta Village moblie home park at 3900 E Main St, Ventura, CA.
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