Nancy Carolyn Landers Walker was born April 18, 1931 in Lampasas to Newton Lemuel Landers and Fannie Winifred (Millican) Landers. She died Feb. 10, 2020 in Houston. She was 88 years old.
A child during the Great Depression, she often described one of the joys of her childhood as spending time at her grandfather’s ranch climbing trees. Her grandparents were Mr. and Mrs. E.B. Millican Jr. of Lampasas.
After secretarial school, she worked for the Texas Department of Public Welfare in Austin. During this time, she was invited on a blind date with an Aggie, John Maurice Walker of San Saba. Nancy moved back to Lampasas so she and John could court. They were married there on May 7, 1954.
She largely worked as a homemaker as John began his career in Wahoo, Nebraska, but Nancy joined her husband in his crop insurance business for several years while they lived in Raleigh, North Carolina and in Denton, Texas. When John started his own crop insurance company in 1985, they moved to Canyon, Texas before retiring in 1999 to The Woodlands. They were married 56 years before his death in 2011.
Nancy’s family and friends describe her as a sweet caregiver, a great cook and a kind person who always made them feel special. An ordained deacon in the Presbyterian Church, Nancy enjoyed her involvement in the many churches to which she and John belonged as they moved across the country.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Rebekah Ann Landers. She is survived by her
She is survived by her brother, Richard Landers, of Fort Worth; her children, Mary Kay Walker Mitchell (and Virgil) of Denton, Dr. John Edward Walker (and Janice) of Houston, and the Rev. Dr. Kyle Maurice Walker (and Nelis) of Dallas; grandchildren Sarah (and Jim) Last, Cameron (and Nicole) Capriotti and Jaclyn Walker; and greatgrandchildren Parker, Jaxson and Collins.
Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 15 at Sneed Funeral Chapel in Lampasas.
A service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at First Presbyterian Church of Lampasas, where she was raised and her grandparents were early leaders. Rev. David Jones of The Woodlands Community Presbyterian Church and Rev. Kevin Jones of the Lampasas church will officiate.
The family asks that memorial gifts be made to First Presbyterian Church of Lampasas or to a charity of one’s choice.