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December 21, 2012
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Bertha Lorean ‘Rene’ Walker

Age 92, of Roseburg, Oregon. Lorean “Rene” Walker was born July 16, 1920 in Ada, Oklahoma to Ollie McCabe Anderson and Bird Anderson and passed away on November 17, 2012 in Roseburg. On August 16, 1945, she married Jesse D. Walker in Delhart, Texas and moved to Roseburg where she resided until her death. She and Jesse had three children, Dale of Sutherlin, Michael of Roseburg, and Judy of Portland. Jesse passed away in 1989 and Judy passed away in 2011. Her grandchildren are Shannon (Ryan) Reber of Sutherlin, Bret (Paula) Walker of Medford, and Jeff (Kim) Walker of Roseburg. Her great-grandchildren are Ryan J. William Reber of Roseburg, Treyse Reber of Sutherlin, Austin Walker of Medford, Parker Adair of Roseburg, and Shaquel (Justin) Bates of Roseburg. She had two brothers, Mack and Willie “Bill” Anderson, who have both preceded her in death. She also leaves behind a special sister, Weeta Anderson. Rene was a bookkeeper for Douglas County for many years before her retirement in 1983. She was also a member of the First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church.

A celebration of her life will be held at the First Missionary Baptist Church, 5999 N Umpqua Hwy in Roseburg on Saturday, January 12 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Tom Dever officiating.


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