Elizabeth S. Walker, 87, Summered on Cuttyhunk

Elizabeth (Sillcocks) Walker died at the St. Clare Home in Newport, R.I., where she resided. Mrs. Walker, formerly of New York, N.Y., was 87. She was the wife of the late Benjamin Harrison Walker, a grandson of President Benjamin Harrison.

Born in Rumson, N.J., on August 31, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Ada (Jackson) Sillcocks. She was raised in New York city (Manhattan) where she attended the Brearley School before boarding at the Miss Porter's School in Farmington, Conn. Along with her parents and siblings, she was a summer resident of Edgartown. During World War II, she served with the American Red Cross in the European Theater working with both the first and third army divisions. In New York she attended worship services at the St. James Church where she was married. She was a member of the Colonial Dames, the Holland Dames and the New York Garden Club.

Mrs. Walker was a longtime summer resident at Cuttyhunk Island. She loved the island and its people and enjoyed sailing with her family in the surrounding waters. She was an accomplished artist and was especially known for her landscapes and portraits of children.

She is survived by her sons, Capt. James H. Walker of Middletown, R.I., and Benjamin H. Walker Jr., MD, of Portsmouth, R.I.; five grandchildren, and her sister, Sarah Graham, of Westwood.

A memorial service will be held at the Cuttyhunk Church on August 10 at 11:30 a.m. followed by interment at the Cuttyhunk Island Cemetery.