Letha’s life began on September 8, 1927 in Kingman, KS; the daughter of Charles and Dorothy (Hess) Padfield. Letha grew up on the farm during the Depression and during the Kansas Dust Bowl, during which, she learned to be responsible and resourceful. Letha had a caring spirit and worked as a registered nurse. She was united in marriage to Elbridge Walker on April 27, 1949 in North Carolina. Letha enjoyed volunteering at Susan B. Allen Hospital-serving over 29 years as a Sewing Saint. She also enjoyed birdwatching and reading. Her greatest joy was her family, which includes her children; James Walker of New Braunfels, TX, Stephen (Adah) Walker of El Dorado and Julie (Charles) Walker of El Dorado; grandchildren Jason, Aaron, Ryan and Zachary; great grandchildren Adeline, Carrigan and Reese; sister, Marilyn Jerauld of Pensacola, FL. Letha passed away on January 4, 2022 at her home in El Dorado. She is preceded in death by her husband, Elbridge, her parents and her brother, Ronald Padfield. Cremation has taken place and a private burial will take place in the spring. Memorial contributions in Letha’s name may be directed to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Foundation. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory at www.carlsonkirbymorris.com
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