Doris Walker, 80, Was Veteran of World War II

Doris (Dee) Walker died on Monday, August 4, at Florida Hospital, Ormond Beach, at the age of 80 years.

She was born in Avon, Conn., and moved to Ormond Beach in 1990 from Edgartown. She was an active member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, serving on various committees and organizations, and was an ordained deacon.

She was a Navy veteran of World War II and was an avid adventurer and nature lover. She and her late husband, James Cleveland Walker, lived in Bermuda, where he retired from the United States Coast Guard; there, they captained and raced yachts. After leaving Bermuda, they moved to the Vineyard in 1974. Doris worked at the Vineyard Gazette and at Felix Neck during her years on the Island. After moving to Palm Coast, Mrs. Walker worked for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as a receptionist at the FAA building in Palm Coast.

She is survived by a niece, Judy Hand of Daytona Beach; five nephews, Greg Hand of Princeton, N.J., James Hand of Grand Forks, N.Dak., Mike Hand of Chestnut Hill, John Walker of Santa Cruz, Calif., and Tom Walker of Wilton, Conn.

Memorial donations may be made to Felix Neck.