Elizabeth M. “Betty” Walker
February 22, 1934 - January 21, 2021
Elizabeth M. “Betty” Walker, age 86, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, January 21, 2021.
Born in Williamstown, NJ on February 22, 1934, she was the daughter of the late John H. and Bertha (Sakers) Berghof.
A devout Catholic, Betty was a longtime parishioner of Holy Family R.C. Church in Newark. She enjoyed being a homemaker and raising her seven children. Betty was an avid traveler who enjoyed many trips to various holy places throughout the world with her husband, Jim. In her leisure time, she enjoyed ceramics, cooking, dancing, gardening, drawing, flower arranging, and will be remembered for her beautiful arrangements. Betty adored spending time with her loved ones and especially looked forward to the family beach vacation. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Betty will forever be remembered for her love of life and her devotion to her family and pets. Her laughter will be dearly missed.
In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, James J. Walker, Sr. and sons, James J. Walker, Jr. and Erik J. Walker. She is survived by her children, Janice Reuling (Richard)of Newark, Colleen Lenoir (Jack) of Middletown, Tamara Priestley (Michael) of Rehoboth Beach, Brian Walker of Bear and Shawn Walker of Newark; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.
Services and interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be sent to Holy Family R.C. Church, 15 Gender Rd., Newark, DE 19713.