Marie Walker, Balto. County Schoolteacher

August 18, 2009|By Jacques Kelly

Marie Walker, a retired Baltimore County public school teacher, died in her sleep Aug. 11 at her daughter's home in Francestown, N.H. The former Towson resident was 84.

Born Ellen Marie Urey in Baltimore and raised in Forest Park and in Butler, she was a 1942 graduate of Forest Park High School, where she played field hockey.

She earned a bachelor's degree at what is now Towson University and a master's degree from the Johns Hopkins University.

She taught at what was then called Dumbarton Junior High School in Rodgers Forge and Loch Raven Junior High School for many years.

She was also an advisory teacher to home-schooled students for 32 years at Calvert School. She retired in the late 1980s.

Mrs. Walker had been a Greater Baltimore Medical Center volunteer and enjoyed playing the piano.

After living in the Wiltondale section of Towson for many years, she and her husband moved to Stuart, Fla., in 1990.

Services are private.

Survivors include three sons, Randy Walker Jr. of Royalton, Vt., Jonathan Walker of Boston and James R. Walker of Towson; a daughter, Wendy Fielding of Francestown; a brother, Col. H. B. Urey of Dallas; and eight grandchildren. Her husband, Randolph Walker, also a Baltimore County teacher, died in 2007.

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