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Juneau resident Joseph McCoy Walker died July 14, 2007, in a car accident in Juneau. He was 21.
He was born on June 28, 1986, in San Diego. Family members said he was with them a brief time but made a huge impact on everyone's life he touched.
He graduated from Billings Central Catholic High School. He was attending the University of Nevada, Reno, and would have graduated with a biology degree. He planned on becoming a biology teacher. He would have been a great teacher and mentor for many, his family said.
He loved being outdoors whether skiing, kayaking or chasing his yellow Labrador, Charlie. He blessed his family with his sense of humor, ability to teach others, laughter and one-liners, they said.
He taught us river skills even at his young age, his family said. They were amazed by his vibrant personality and his willingness to participate in life.
"Our Joe was one of a kind," they wrote.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, James and Hazel Walker.
He is survived by his parents, Mark and Chrissy Walker; two younger sisters, Jess and Emily Walker; grandparents, Dean and Connie Studer; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Rosary Church.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Eagle Mount Kayaking program, Make a Wish Foundation or a charity of choice
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