2008 Walker Reunion – San Saba News & Star Article

San Saba News 2008RUExtracted from San Saba News & Star – July 31, 2008

2008 Walker Family Reunion

The A.J. Walker, Sr., family reunion was held on Saturday, July 12, 2008, at the San Saba Senior Center. About 66 family members and friends enjoyed good food, fun, and fellowship. A barbecue dinner, made by Pete and Marsha Hardy, was complemented by wonderful side dishes and desserts brought by everyone else. There was a “birthday” cake brought by Billie Jo and Rick Hammett, stating that this was the 68th Walker reunion (the debate is still on whether that’s a real number or a really good guess!).

Following a great lunch, there were several presentations: the “tablecloth art” champions from last year received their trophy, with the stipulation that it has to be returned next year to pass on; the family member that traveled the farthest was Janice Walker from Tucson, AZ (she won a San Saba Armadillo to take home); the youngest member was William Jolley at one-year-old; and the “farthest from the youngest” award went to Earlene Belote. There were three items raffled off this year – a queen-size quilt, a portable DVD player with travel case, and a wall clock. We also had a silent auction and a rowdy, live auction. In addition, many door prizes were won.

Family members and friends present:

Estelle (Walker) and Ernest Pierce Family

Eldon Pierce, Elizabeth (Pierce) Johnson, and Grace Vanderhor from Albuquerque, NM Joyce (Pierce) Rainey and a friend, Jean Irby, from Hurst, TX

B.B. and Jerry Stevens from Cleburne, TX

Ray and Caroline Pierce from Blue Ridge, TX Angela Michelle (Pierce) Clark from Waco, TX

Terry and Maude Walker Family

Reba Stutts from Santa Fe, TX

Frank and Janet Jolley from Houston, TX

James and Amy Jolley, Jack, Charles and William from Kingwood, TX

Dorothy Cason, Jerry and Linda Barron, Charlie and Beverly Tubbs from Baird, TX

Brian, Renea and Nolan Stearns from Brownwood, TX

Rick and Billie Jo Hammett, Clay and Jessica Vickers, Cheyanne and Shaylinn from Weatherford, TX

Ben and Nikki Kelton from Austin, TX

Johnny and Jo Ann Walker from Richmond, TX

Earlene Belote from Wimberly, TX

Doug and Laurie Leopold, Brett and Zack from College Station, TX

Alfred and Velma Walker Family

George and Nell McHorse, Marsha Hardy, and Martha Roe Terry from San Saba, TX

Larenda Wray from Arlington, TX

Malinda Harris and Nevaeh from Grand Prairie, TX

Randell Holland and Jacob from Keller, TX

Jack McHorse, Lindsay McHorse and friend, Cody McGrath, from Georgetown, TX

Sharon Cheatham and Kadene Grimes from Kingsland, TX

Thomas and Charlie Lowe and Ashlee Harris from Marble Falls, TX

Rebecca and Maverick Hendrix from Granite Shoals, TX

Ruth and Sam Walker Familv

Janice Walker from Tucson, AZ

Jerry and Bonnie Lange from Dallas, TX

Jennifer Lange, Luke and Lauren from Austin, TX

Charlie and Jackie Warren from Houston, TX

It is always good to have a good friend of the family, Ann Bearden, come by to visit with us. And we can’t forget Anita Miles who came by for dessert and then took group and family pictures for us. They are always so good!