Edith Dombrowski Walker, 85, of Ozark, Alabama passed away surrounded by loved ones in her daughter’s home in Calhoun, Georgia on July 16th, 2022.
Edith was born in Bergendorf, East Prussia on April 1, 1937. She was 6 years old when her family was forced from their home, farmland, and community. Edith witnessed devastation and many loss of lives as a result of WW2. She spent three years at a Children’s Home after the war due to being orphaned. A foster family took her in when she was 12 years old. Edith completed her education there and attended trade school to become a Furrier. She fled to West Germany at the age of 18 and worked at various jobs in various cities for 3 years. Edith landed in Gelnhausen where she met William Kenneth Walker when he was stationed as a US serviceman. Kenneth and Edith married on January 31, 1960. She obtained her United States citizenship in March, 1966. In 1968, Edith and Kenneth adopted their only child, Christa.
Edith dedicated her life to being a wonderful wife and loving mother. She was known as an excellent caregiver to Kenneth’s parents and a servant of others. She encouraged and supported Christa’s many activities as she was growing up. Edith enjoyed being a “sewing lady” for the Carroll High School musicals. She was also an active member of Westview Heights United Methodist Church in Ozark, Alabama where she served in many roles throughout the years.
Edith was preceded in death by her husband William Kenneth. She is survived by her daughter Christa Jones (Gary) of Calhoun, GA; her granddaughters, Elise Jones of Calhoun, GA; Ansley Oermann (Brock) of Ringgold, GA and great grandson Rhett Oermann.
There will be a memorial service held for Edith Walker in Ozark, Alabama on August 20th at 10:00am at Westview Heights United Methodist Church in Ozark. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to ask that donations be made to Westview Heights UMC, 512 Camilla Ave, Ozark, AL 36360 in Edith’s name.
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Thomas Funeral Home is proud to be entrusted with the care of Edith Dombrowski Walker.