Barbara Ann (Ren) Walker

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September 3, 1944 ~ April 2, 2024

   Barbara A. (Ren) Walker, 79, Sioux Falls, passed away quietly in her sleep on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, after a prolonged illness.

   No services are planned at this time.

   Barbara Ann Ren was born on September 3, 1944, in Providence, RI, and lived in La Porte, Indiana, before moving with her family to Southern California after World War II.

   Barb married Melvin Walker in 1963 and together they raised 4 children. Barbara loved going to the beach at sunrise with her children and then taking them to breakfast before dropping them off at school. Each summer, she would take the kids to Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, and other fun destinations. She worked in the customer service industry for many years before moving to Texas in 2002, and then to Sioux Falls that same year.

   Barbara loved spending time with her whole family, especially her children and grandchildren as she held them close to her. Barb will be truly missed by all but is in Heaven’s arms now.

   Barb is survived by her four children, Scott (Michelle) Walker, Sheridan Walker, Wendi (James) McInnes, and Rachelle (John) Choske; 19 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.

   Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Wendell and Irene; sister, Alene Frank; granddaughter, Cassandra McInnes; and grandson, James Thomas McInnes III.

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