DELAND, FLORIDA — Mrs. Edna Carver-Walker, 92, co-owner/director of Camp Junaluska For Girls at Lake Junaluska, and St. John's Fishing Lodge in Fruitland, Florida, and member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Welaka, Florida, passed away May 6, 2014, of natural causes at Good Samaritan, FL Lutheran Nursing Home with Hospice in Deland, Florida.
She was born in Tavares, Florida, Dec. 27, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Edgar Carver and Clara Huffstetler Carver-Lauder of Eustis, Florida. She was the wife of the late Claude Warren Walker of Orlando and Fruitland.
Edna is survived by three children, Claude Warren Walker Jr. and Marion Walker, both of Deland, and Donna Walker-Carlson, of Fort Worth, Texas; three grandchildren, Claude Warren Walker III, Crystal Walker and Heather Carlson-Payne; one great grandchild, Kaylee Walker; daughter-in-law, Denise LaHue; and son-in-law, David Carlson. Edna's only brother, Clarence Huffstetler, was killed in Iwo Jima in WWII. Her only surviving sibling, Joyce Whitney, is a resident of Eustis, Florida.
She was recognized by Who's Who for her work as a camp director as well as for devoting herself to working with youth as a Scout leader and Sunday school teacher, along with her many leadership positions in various community organizations. She was an avid rose gardener and accomplished artist and deeply involved in animal welfare. She was beloved by her family and community and will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be held for her at 1 p.m. June 26, at Plymouth Avenue Christian Church, 1101 E. Plymouth Avenue, Deland. All are invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to Plymouth Ave Christian Church instead.