Obituary: Queeda Evelyn Walker

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March 9, 1933 ~ Oct. 13, 2020

Queeda Walker

Queeda Evelyn Walker, 87, of Boulder, Colorado, passed away on Oct. 13, 2020, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

She was born in Pool Creek, Colorado, on March 9, 1933, at Chew Ranch, and graduated from Wasatch Academy before attending the University of Colorado in Boulder where she graduated with a business degree in 1954.

Queeda married Rex Ross Walker on June 11, 1955; they were together for 65 years. Queeda is the matriarch of Sombrero Ranches, Inc. She was a member of the Church of Christ and the Boulder Garden Club. She had a passion for gardening, horses and was a published author of “The Mantle Ranch.”

She was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Evelyn Mantle; and her brothers Charley “Potch” and Pat Mantle.

Queeda is survived by her husband Rex Ross Walker; her children Cindy Evelyn (Dan) Lisco, Justin Ross Walker, Freda Kay (Mark) Bishop, Donald Ray (Carrie) Broom, Cody Rex (Kathy) Walker, and Carlos De La Cruz; 17 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and her brothers Lonnie and Tim Mantle.

A visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. A private family graveside service will take place at Green Mountain Cemetery in Boulder. Everyone is invited to a celebration of life gathering from 12:30-4 p.m. at “The Lake” 6936 Jay Rd. Boulder, Colorado, 80301, on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. Please follow the signs and lunch will be provided.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Museum of Northwest Colorado in Craig, Colorado, the Mountain States Children’s Home or a charity of your choice. Visit to share condolences.

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