Hazel I. Walker

June 9, 1921November 30, 2019

Hazel Barrs Walker, 98, was born in Madison, Florida to Grover Emmanuel Barrs and Eula Hicks Barrs on June 9, 1921. She passed away on November 30, 2019.

Hazel, a registered nurse, received her education at The Florida State School of Nursing and affiliated at Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana. She served as a navy nurse in Norfolk and Portsmouth during the end of World War II. Hazel and her husband Allan were married in Portsmouth during the war, and then when discharged, they spent 10 years in Providence, Rhode Island. This is where their two children, Alan and Lea were born.

In 1955, they moved back to Florida and lived their remaining years in Jacksonville. Hazel spent much of her nursing career in hospitals in Jacksonville and last worked as Chief Nurse in Occupation Health for General Foods, Maxwell House Coffee. She retired in 1981. Hazel was a member of the American Nurses Association, a founding member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville, and later a member of Lake Shore Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville.

She was a life member of the Jacksonville Shell Club and a member of American Legion Post #137.

Hazel was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Alan Bowen Walker. She is survived by her son Alan Barrs Walker, daughter Lea Beth Walker Reeves and husband Jerry Reeves, and two grandsons, Jordan Ryan Reeves and Matthew Walker Reeves.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be made in her honor to Samaritan's Purse- International Relief; City Rescue Mission- Jacksonville, FL; Big Bend Hospice- Tallahassee; American Legion Post #137, or the Jacksonville Shell Club.


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Hazel I. Walker

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