A photo of Elizabeth M. “Betty” Walker

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.


Leave your condolences

Condolences will be posted within 24 hours pending approval.

15 Condolences for Elizabeth M. “Betty” Walker

  • Colleen, So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. God bless you, Jack, and the rest of your families

  • My thoughts and prayers go with you and your family in this difficult time. Lean on the lord our God for strength and piece. My love goes to the all the Walker Reuling family

  • So sorry for your loss. Please accept my heartfelt condolences!

  • Both mom and dad were very nice and kind people. Wishing all the family members the best.

  • Janice, Dick and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May you find peace. Thinking about you during this tough time. Love Walt Kowal

  • So sorry to hear of Aunt Betty’s passing she is with uncle Jimmy and family. Sending prayers and condolences to the family. Love Jimmy and Rosa Piccone. ❤️🙏

  • Sad to hear the news , R.I.P. & GOD Bless 💔

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Aunt Bettys passing. She was a special lady. I’ll always remember her smile, laugh and big heart ❤️.

  • Janice, Colleen, Tammy, Brian, and Shawn I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. I loved Aunt Betty and I can still hear her infectious laugh or should I say giggle. She was always so happy and sweet. I remember spending so many hours and nights, at your house, having so much fun when we were young. And talk about having fun, I think our parents really enjoy each other too. I can still see them sitting around your kitchen table in Brookside and hearing their laughter. May she Rest In Peace and rejoice in her reunion with Uncle Jim, Jimmy and Erik. Love, Rene

  • Please except my deepest condolences for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief.

  • So sorry to hear of Aunt Betty passing God bless her sending prayers and condolences from Frank and Barbara

  • Janice and family, sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Shawn Leonard

  • Our deepest condolences in this most difficult time. You’re in our thoughts.
    Gabe and Family

  • Janice, Rich and family,
    There are few words for the feeing when your parent has ascended ahead. She’s not gone from you – she’s with God now. There is no greater comfort than knowing she lived her life in service to the Lord ensuring eternity with him and now her circle is complete. I am praying for you to feel joy not sadness in your heart. With God’s sacrifice she’ll await the day to see again. Your mom is in your hearts and your memories. Treasure them and also in knowing that Heaven has gained an angel – now they too know why you loved her so.

  • Janice, Dick and Family,
    I was so sorry to hear about your Mom. It is always so hard to lose a parent and I will be praying for you and your family during this difficult time. God Bless you all.