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Douglas & Julia Knight Walker

Class Year(s): 1965

I met my Sweetheart, Douglas E. Walker 65, at Andrew in 1963. We met in front of the bookstore. He asked my suite mate out on a date and then sent her upstairs to ask me to come down. I was really mad about that.. What Nerve….  We did go out and our first date was to Providence Canyon. What fun we had, of course the first kiss did not hurt that glory of that day. We dated for the rest of our stay at Andrew and it was magical. We graduated in 1965 and left to attend Georgia Southern University. No sooner had we gotten to GSU, we got married, moved back to Jacksonville and began our lives together. We had one son, Nels. Doug and I both worked in medical technology. He was a blood banker and I was a chemist. We worked our way up in the ranks and both became administrators. We retired in the early 2000s. We were blessed to be able to do a lot of traveling in both the US, Canada and Europe. We enjoyed motorcycle riding, camping and just being together. My beloved Doug passed away in 2014 from ALS. We had been married 49 years. I have a very warm spot in my heart for Andrew since it prepared us for our future and brought the two of us together. The education was top notch and the love I found was never ending.