Velta Rae Walker Pedigo © Cheyenne Star 29 Oct 2009 Submitted by: Wanda Purcell
Velta Rae Walker Pedigo of Jackson, Mississippi, died peacefully in her sleep with her family by her side on Friday, October 9, 2009 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center after a long and valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.
She celebrated her 77th birthday on Saturday, October 3, 2009.
Velta Rae was born to Henry and Seaneth Walker on the homestead farm in Roger Mills County, Oklahoma. She attended 5 Star School. She was raised in Roger Mills County aand later moved to Oklahoma City and worked for Burroughs Corporation.
She attended State College and met her friend Clay Pedigo and married him. They had 43 years of married life.
They moved to Jackson, Mississippi shortly after marriage in 1967. To this union were born two boys, Jeff and Scott.
After raising her family she worked for U.S. Bankruptcy Trust, Ellen Shaffer, for nearly 20 years.
She was a member of social sorority, Beta Sigma Phi, where she served several terms as president of her chapter as well as board member and president of the City Council both in Jackson and Oklahoma City.
She was an active member of Brianwood Presbyterian Church for many years and was a very loving and caring person.
She is survived by her husband, Clay; her son Jeff of Jackson; her son Scott and wife Lulu; grandchildren Walker and Elizabeth Pedigo of Madison, Michigan; and her two brothers, Charlie and wife Myria Walker of Guthrie, Oklahoma; and Ronnie and wife Glenda Walker of Weatherford, Oklahoma; aunt Minnie Viola Hillman of Roll, Oklahoma; and many other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Seaneth Walker; grandparents, Alpha Thomas and Nancy Lyda Leddy; and Vick and Katie Walker.
In lieu of flowers or other expressions, Velta requested that memorials by made to the American Cancer Society.
Memorial services celebrating her life were held at Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Jackson on Thursday, October 15, 2009.
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