Dedicated Wife, Loving Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and number one Ranger’s Fan Gwendolyn Webb Walker, age 97, of Ennis, Texas passed into God’s hands from a heart attack on September 25, 2017. Many hearts will mourn Gwendolyn for she was undoubtedly one of the Godliest woman you will have ever met. The beauty she leaves behind will not fade but will only grow with time. She was a wonderful example of faith, hope and love. Gwendolyn was born November 2, 1919 in the country side of Kerens, TX to the late Clyde Frank and Janie Webb Westbrook and sister of two brothers and sister (Frank and Beth and deceased brother Glade). Gwen grew up surrounded with love and happiness despite living during the economic depression, and according to many of her stories, never went without anything she needed. Her younger days were blessed growing up on what we all know now as “The Farm” marveling in the simple treasures only farm life can provide. Gwen graduated Kerens high school and happily married the love of her heart Jack Walker on August 6, 1938. With love, they had two children; Jack and Jan. Gwen was an active member of Tabernacle Baptist Church for over 60 years serving the Lord’s worship in many ways. She retired after working 30 years as an employee with Citizens National Bank now known as Bank of America.
Gwen was a devoted and loving mother and as her family grew, that devotion only multiplied. Gwen loved the holidays and family get-togethers; any chance to spend time with family was important to her. And all gathered around her to listen to the tales of life before the television or the experience of being one of the first families in her town to own a Model-T car. She had a lifetime of experience with people of all generations and lived a life complete with laughter and sorrow. As we celebrate the life of Gwendolyn Webb Walker, know in your heart that she is watching over us as we continue to lead by her example of selflessness. One of her prime purposes in life was to help others. It’s that old-fashioned idea of putting others first that made her loved by all. Gwendolyn is survived by her sister Beth White of Springtown, brother Frank (Christine) Westbrook of Ennis, son Jack (Eileen) Walker of Waxahachie, TX; daughter Jan Walker White of Ennis, TX; Grandchildren Jason Walker of Los Angeles, CA; Ashlee (Nathan) Nichols of Waxahachie, TX; Brooke (Capt. James) Fulham of Honolulu, HI; Great-Grandchildren; Nash and NaLee Nichols; Jack, Weston and Geneva Fulham. She is preceded in death by husband Jack Walker; parents Clyde and Janie Westbrook; brother Glade Westbrook; Son-In-Law Bud White. In lieu of flowers we are asking for donations to be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Honoring Gwendolyn’s wishes of continuing her support for finding a cure for her great-grandson. Donations can be made online at www.cff.org under the San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, also serving Hawaii, or can be mailed in to the following address: The San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, also serving Hawaii 10455 Sorrento Valley Rd., Ste. 103 San Diego, CA 92121
The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis.
Private graveside services will be held in Prairie Point Cemetery in Kerens, Texas at 10 a.m. Friday, September 29, 2017.