Ms. Della Cecil Walker
Della was born on September 30, 1929 in Idabell, Oklahoma to the late John Lee Yeager and Mae Ella
Yeager. She was the oldest of four children, and the only girl. She received her early education at Slater
Junior High School, and graduated from Booker T Washington High School, both in Idabell, Oklahoma.
Shortly after high school, she moved to Lubbock, Texas. At an early age, Della accepted Christ as her
personal savior, and became a member of St. John’s Baptist Church of Lubbock, Texas. She met and
married Albert (Bacon) Walker, together they had 7 children. Della was a proud mother to Edward,
Carolyn, Gregory, Arnett, David, Bruce, and Christopher Walker. Della was a devoted wife, a nurturing
and all-sacrificing mother who taught her children the value of self reliance, perserverance, hard work,
and family committment.
Experiencing the full spectrum of life’s responsibilities, Della packed up and moved her children to
Denver, Colorado in 1969. She furthered her education by becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant, and
worked at St. Lukes Hospital for 10 years, and retired from St. Paul Nursing Home after working another
20+ years. What radiated most was her compassionate personality and her love for the Lord.
Della belonged to the Park Hill Seventh Day Adventist Church, where she faithfully served as an usher, a
deaconist, and later became a mother of the church. She always had encouraging words and was known
for her powerful prayers. She gained many kind friends and has touched many lives during her years in
On August 15, 2019, the Lord redeemed her as His own.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Mae Ella Yeager; father, John Lee Yeager; 3 brothers, J.D.
(Buddy) Yeager, C.D. Yeager, and George Johnson; 2 grandsons, Eric Walker, and Rodney Tate Jr.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her 7 children, Edward, Carolyn, Gregory, Arnett, David, Bruce, and
Christopher, all of Denver, Colorado; 15 grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great
grandchildren. A host of other relatives, and many, many friends.
Della will always be remembered and cherished in our hearts.
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