Verna May (Lindsey) Walker

Feb. 7, 1934 – Sept. 15, 2019

Verna May (Lindsey) Walker passed on

from this life Sept. 15, in Pinedale with her

husband Darrell by her side and surrounded

by family. Verna was born a twin on Feb. 7,

1934, in Sheridan to Alice and Virgil Lindsey.

She attended school in Sheridan and

spent her summers on her Uncle Jack and

Deyo Jeffers Ranches. She attended Colorado

Women’s College, representing the

college yearly in the Denver Stock Show,

and graduated in 1954. She worked as the

secretary of psychology at the Sheridan VA

Medical Center until 1956. She married

Darrell Dee Walker on June 1, 1956. They

moved to Laramie and lived in the Butler

huts while Darrell attended college. She

worked as a secretary for an attorney and

also in the AG Bio-Chemistry Department

at the University of Wyoming. They spent

summers in Pinedale where they made lifelong

friendships. Darrell and Verna packed

up Jay, Kathy and Jon and moved to Somalia

in January of 1968 where Darrell was a

soil scientist for the University of Wyoming.

Verna enjoyed Somalia and was the business

manager for the American School in Mogadishu

for 2ó years. Verna loved to share her

memories about the people of Somalia. They

returned to the states and moved to Sublette

County in 1970. Patrick was born in February

1972. The family lived in Boulder and

on the ranch in Daniel before building on the

hill above the Daniel Junction. She hosted

the Bronx Community Club Christmas dinner

on a 60-below night before the carpet had

been installed. Verna was a member of the

Cowbelles and the Bronx Community Club

and was a 4-H leader. She was active with

Women’s Aglow, church functions, and was

always baking for fundraisers and community

dinners. She was famous for her peanut

brittle, angel food cakes, brownies and lemon

bars. Verna volunteered as the secretary for

Sublette County Farm Bureau before becoming

an insurance agent and starting Walker

Associates. She loved singing in community

choirs, needlepoint and sewing. Verna and

Darrell operated Pitchfork Fondue for many

years and truly enjoyed all the people they

met and friends they visited with. They were

featured on an episode of “Taste of America”

on the Food Network. Verna loved spending

time with her children and grandchildren

teaching them to bake and supporting them

in school events and activities. Verna was a

member of the Church of the Resurrection

and a cherished member of the Pinedale community.

She was preceded in death by her twin

Merna, mother and father and brother Ivan.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years

Darrell, her son Jay (Cheri) Walker of Ottumwa,

Iowa, daughter Kathy (Kim) Bright

of Pinedale, son Jon of Pinedale, and son Patrick

(Stephanie) Walker of Livingston, Mont.

She is also survived by her grandchildren Rebecca

Christy, Jessica Anderson, Katie Sherwood,

Kenny Walker, Taylor Walker, Garrett

Walker, Keegan Walker and Landon Walker

and nine great-grandchildren. Verna leaves

behind many cousins, nieces, nephews and

close friends that she cared for greatly.

A memorial service was conducted at 11

a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Pinedale Community

Church, 113 S. Maybell, Pinedale. Memorial

gifts in Verna’s name can be sent to

the Sublette Center, P.O. Box 788, Pinedale,

Wyo., 82941, or Rendezvous Pointe, P.O. Box

804, Pinedale Wyo., 82941.

Verna’s joy, wisdom and caring nature

touched the lives of more people than ever

could be recalled or listed here. She was a positive

and graceful presence in every room

she entered and lives on in our memory as

an example of how a wonderful person can

live a full and beautiful life.


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