May 7, 1926 - November 22, 2018
Obituaries » Jacqueline C. Walker
Jacqueline Clarke Walker, 92, passed away on Nov. 22, 2018. Born on May 7, 1926, in Summit, NJ, she was the daughter of Allen Hillyer and Evelyn (Cook) Clarke. Jacque graduated from the Buffalo School of Nursing in 1951. Later in life, she earned her master’s degree from the University of Connecticut and served as the ombudsman for the elderly for many years. Jacque devoted her life to fighting against war and racism, and to helping people. She volunteered many places. She also fought passionately for social and political causes. Jacque supported candidates who helped the environment and opposed war and killing. She worked tirelessly to end the Vietnam War, even traveling to Washington, D.C, to protest. When she was president of The Democratic Women’s Club, she started a “coffee house” in Hartford, CT, to raise money for the antiwar candidate, Eugene McCarthy. SHE LOVED BOOKS. Jacque worked at the Aldrich Public Library into her 80s, and started an outreach program, delivering books to homebound people. Survivors include her sons Michael and wife Susan, of Salem, NH, and John, of Charlottesville, VA; and her daughter, Naomi, of Barre. She also leaves many nieces and nephews, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A celebration of Jacque’s life will be held in the spring.