Euleen D. (Smith) Walker, 84, daughter of Ewing Lee and Dessie (Amick) Smith, was born May 22, 1925, in Houston, Mo. She passed away Sept. 6, 2009, at Texas County Memorial Hospital, Houston, Mo.
Euleen grew up in Houston and Casper, Wyo., and graduated from Houston High School in 1943. She married Francis J. Walker on July 13, 1942, in Licking, Mo. They lived in St. Louis, Mo., from 1946 until 1980, and then resided in Lecoma, Mo., for five years before moving back to Houston. While dad served in the Air Force during WWII, Euleen worked in an ammunition plant in Lawrence, Kan.
Fran and Yean, as they were known by all their family and friends, loved to travel and they often made float trip on local rivers. Euleen was an awesome cook who used her talents to bake up wonderful decorative Christmas cookies and yummy baked goods. Her canned homegrown green beans and strawberry jelly were prized possessions for her children and grandchildren. They were members of the First Baptist Church of Houston and loved their fellowship there with members.
Euleen was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her sister, Eugenia (Genie) Carter; and one brother, Ewing Lee (Buck) Smith.
She is survived by her four children, Judy Carter and husband George of Grapevine, Texas, Karen Clark and husband John of Wentzville, Mo., Donna Morgan and husband Bill of Owensboro, Ky., and Stanley Walker of Springfield, Mo.; one brother, Euhlan Smith and wife Mavis of Elsinore, Utah; one sister, Eula Joan Hutcheson of Huggins, Mo.; eight grandchildren, Chris, Jason, Cari, Rebecca, Sheri, Casey, Jake and Jess; and eight great-grandchildren.
Euleen will be missed by family, friends, and those who barely knew her because of her smile and gracious caring ways.
Services were held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Union Community Church with Pastor Billy D. Walker officiating. Pallbearers were Jason Carter, Jeremy Lucas, Chris Clark, Casey Clark, Jake Morgan, Jess Morgan, Jeremy Rucker and Jason Belcher. Burial was in Union Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Union Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.evansfh.com.