Edgartown native Josephine Reynolds Walker, born June 21, 1918, died on Dec. 2 in Milton at the age of 94.
Daughter of James and Beatrice (Smith) Reynolds, Jodie, as many of her friends knew her, grew up on South Water street in Edgartown, and was graduated from the Edgartown High School in 1936. She briefly attended Wheaton College, and in 1937 Josephine and best friend Rosalie Silva attended the Fay School in Boston, and were graduated from the Chamberlain School.
She married Edgartown resident James Walker in December 1941, and had one son, Leigh Walker. Leigh presented her with two grandsons before his death in 1972. She moved off-Island and worked as a secretary for the B&M Railroad, and was an avid reader and bridge player.
Although Josephine lived off-Island for many years, she and Rosalie Silva Bassett remained best friends, and met whenever possible for lunch. For many years they were the last surviving members of their class, and would joke that whenever they got together it was an official Class of 1936 Reunion.
She is survived by her grandsons Leigh and Paul Walker, two great-grandchildren and her sister Madeline Lowell and brother in law Phil Lowell and their children and grandchildren.
Jodie will be missed by many Vineyard friends.