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Laredo, Webb Co., TX - Jewel Tilley Walker - June 1970
  
 

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(? Larendo Newspaper)


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MRS. JEWEL WALKER

Mrs. Walker,
LJC Rgistrar,
Dies At Age 64
Mrs. Jewel Tilley Walker, Lar-
edo Junior College registrar
and longtime teacher and ad-
ministrator in area schools,
died Monday morning at Mercy
Hospital.
    Services are pending at Jak-
son's Funeral Home.
    Mrs. Walker, 64, was born in
Cotulla.  She held both bachelor
and master's degrees from Tex-
as A&I University.

    HER CAREER began in the
days of the one-room schools
which formerly were common in
the area's ranch villages.  She
taught first in the little Zapata
County town of Escobas, which
no longer has a school.
    She also taught several years
in Randado and Oilton.  From
1944 to 1948 Mrs. Walker was
superintendent of Zapata Coun-
ty schools.  Former Zapata
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Laredo College
Official Dies
Laredo (Sp) - Mrs. Pleas
Walker, 64, registrar at Laredo
Junior College and former area
school administrator died at 9
a. m. Monday in a local hospital
after a short illness.
    Mrs. Walker was born in Co-
tulla and had lived here 22
years.
    She taught in Escobas, Randa-
do and Oilton and served as su-
perintendent of the Zapata In-
dependent School District.
    She came to Laredo in 1948
and served as principal of Nye
Elementary School and as a
Webb County school supervisor
before joining the college facul-
ty in 1953.
    Mrs. Walker was an English
instructor and was promoted to
counselor and assistant regisrar
in 1958.  A graduate of Texas
A&I College and the University
of Texas, she was appointed col-
lege regisrar in 1968.
    She was active in state profes-
sional organizations and local
civic and social women's
groups.
    Funeral services will be at 2
p.m. Wednesday in the First
Christian Church.  Burial will be
in the City Cemetery under the
direction of Jackson Funeral
Home.
    Survirors include her hus-
band; a daughter, Miss Judy
Walker of Laredo, and three sis-
ters, Mrs. Francis A. Sponseller
of Alice, and Mrs. C. K. Horton
and Mrs. Carmen Pierce, both
of San Antonio.
 
 

Submitted by Renee Smelley
Jewell Dowe Tilley is the daughter of Nancy Pairlee Yarbrough and Valentine Harris Tilley.  She died on 8 June 1970 in Laredo, Webb Co., TX.  This obituary was probably printed in a Laredo, TX newspaper.  She was married to Pleas William Walker
 



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