Alice (Wylie) and Prosper Walker
Alice Ruth (Wylie) Walker, born and raised in Albany, Texas, passed away in Belton, Texas, on Sunday, March 20, 2022, at the age of 87. Her husband of 65 years, Prosper Walker, born and raised in neighboring Moran, Texas, followed her to glory on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at the age of 90.
Prop and Alice met at a swimming pool in Albany, Texas, where Alice was serving as a lifeguard. Prop recalls hitting her with a tennis ball, and it was love at first sight. They were married on Sept. 22, 1956, at Matthews Presbyterian Church in Albany, Texas.
Together they had six children: Lloyd, Cynthia, Rebecca, Carrie, Julie and Sara, along with an untold number of cats, dogs, pigeons and the occasional hamster, raccoon, and, at one time, even a horse.
During their marriage, they traveled the world with the US military including two tours to Vietnam with Alice keeping the family together until Prop returned.
Alice and Prop retired from the Army in 1977 and put down roots in Belton. After retiring, Prop and Alice loved spending time with their family and watching three generations of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow up.
Prop and Alice are survived by their six children, son Lloyd W. (Cheryl) Walker and daughters Cynthia J. (Gerald) Helmandollar, Rebecca R. (David) Wesson, Carrie N. (Tim) Steger, Julie L. Moran and Sara M. (Greg) Hebert, all residing in the Temple, Belton, Killeen area of Texas; grandchildren Matthew, Bryan and Noah Walker, Elizabeth Chandler, Michael and Katelin Champion, Brady and Riley Wesson, Brynne Dunning, Maxie Steger, Ethan and Ryan Moran, Zachary Hebert and Rachel Abbott. Great-grandchildren currently stand at 22 with three more on the way. PD