Helen Walker

Obituary of Helen Walker

Newtown, Pa. Helen L. Walker passed into Gods hands on Feb. 16th, surrounded by her family. Born in Trenton to the late Henry and Alma Ludeke, she was a long time resident of Hopewell Borough. Wife of the late William H. Walker, former Hopewell Mayor, she was predeceased by her brothers Ted and Henry Ludeke, sister and brother in law, Elise & Ted Barash , brother in law Lewis M., and sister & brother in law Florence & Bill Publicover. Survived by two sons and daughters in law, William and Donna of Hopewell and Gregory and Doretta of Stanhope, five grandchildren Sean, Danielle, Billy, Ali and Gregory, a sister in law, Ruth of North Carolina ,cousin Elizabeth Volckening of Maine, a nephew and his wife who held a special place in her heart Philip & Becky Ludeke of Hopewell and many nieces, nephews and friends. Helen always listed her occupation as homemaker, but those that knew her well knew this to be an understatement. In addition to raising two sons and devoting endless hours to her church she also had many successful home based endeavors that highlighted her exceptional artistic talent. She could always be found creating something in embroidery, dried/pressed flowers, and calligraphy among many other things. She loved her gardens, reading and music. From the early sixties and for many years she blessed the third grade children at Hopewell Elementary with her ceramic talents helping them to create the Santa Boots that are still treasured by many. An alumnus of Trenton High, she graduated from Bradford Jr. College in 1948 and Tobe' Coburn School for Fashion Careers in 1949. She worked for Lord and Taylor in NYC, and NJ Manufacturers Ins. Co. in Trenton. She was a long time parishioner of All Saints Church in Princeton, where she volunteered for numerous committees and boards. From 1979 until her death Helen was a proud member of the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross, Philadelphia chapter. During her years with the society she held numerous positions in both her chapter and the Society. Those who wish to do so may make a donation in Helen's name to either All Saints Church, Princeton, NJ or Saint Andrews Church, Yardley, Pa. A Memorial service in Helen's honor will be held on Saturday May 7, 2011 at 2PM at All Saints Church Princeton, NJ.
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