Jazmine R. “Jazzy” Walker, most recently of College Place, Wash., died July 30, 2011, at the Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Wash. She was 23.
She was born Sept. 18, 1987, in Enumclaw to Darryl A. and Edna M. Jones Walker. She was an active member of several youth church organizations and had taken a mission trip to Costa Rica. She enjoyed athletics with basketball and volleyball as her favorites. During high school she served as captain of her volleyball team and was co-captain of the Enumclaw Hornets cheerleading squad, and during her senior year she was prom queen. She graduated from Enumclaw High School in 2005, later graduating from Green River Community College with an associate degree. She was able to do this while working through the removal of her first brain tumor. She then attended Washington State University, graduating in 2009 with a double major in criminal justice and psychology. After her graduation from WSU, she moved to Walla Walla to be near her large family and to finish her master’s degree in criminal psychology. In July 2010 her brain tumor returned and she maintained her positive attitude throughout her treatment. The last thing on her wish list was for everyone to support and attend Gran Fondo in September, as this was very important to her.
She is survived by her mother and step-father Edna Walker-Carney and Dean Carney; brothers and sister-in-law A.J. and Alicia Walker, Sky Walker and Jordan Walker; stepbrother Greg Carney; stepsisters Kristina Carney, Nicole Carney and Lori Carney; and grandmother Robin Davis.
She was preceded in death by her father in 2000.
Memorial services are planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Enumclaw with the Rev. Matt Amund officiating. Inurnment will be in the Buckley City Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to St. Mary Regional Cancer Center (Special Needs) through the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main, Milton-Freewater, Ore. 97862.