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C. S. Lewis

Michael Del Walker

Monday, February 8, 1943
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Spokane, Washington

Michael Del Walker passed away Tuesday, October 16th at the age of 75 after a four year battle with cancer. 

Michael and his family built a home in Whatcom County at the end of the Rutsatz Road on the banks of the Nooksack River’s middle fork and lived there for over 40 years.

Michael was born in Providence Hospital in Spokane WA in the middle of World War II. He lived in Davenport, Vancouver, Pullman, Sedro-Woolley, Sacramento, Berkeley, Hoboken, and Washington DC before landing on the Rutsatz.  Michael graduated from El Camino HS in Sacramento CA in 1961; Graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in a speedy three years and then crossed the bay to attend and graduate from Hastings Law School in San Francisco. 

Never one to rest, he went directly to Hoboken NJ to work for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) within the US Commission on Civil Rights.  

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Submitted by Kynette Shields on

My blessings and heart felt gratitude for Michael Walker and his entire family. He and they made a huge difference in my life for the good. 

Kynette Shields

Submitted by Linda Hall on

Michael was very helpful to me when I needed help. Thank you so very much.

Submitted by Billy Want on

Michael was a great-hearted human being who was equally comfortable alone  in his own skin or in the company of others. He had an inner joy that he was always happy to share with others. He was enormously generous - the shirt off his back kind of guy. When I was between jobs in D.C., he invited me to live rent free with him in his one-bedroom which I accepted as did another friend of ours who had recently gotten divorced. While we all miss Michael terribly, we can take comfort in our luck at having known him and experiencing his kindness, warmth, sweetness and intellectual curiosity. A small indication of the power of his spirit is that an old email of his popped up on my phone shortly after his death before I knew of his passing. I'll ackowledge and respond by saying goodbye for now.

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