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Olivia (Torres) Walker

June 3, 1944 — March 6, 2022

Born in Donna, Texas to Miguel Torres and Rosa Hernandez, Olivia grew up with three sisters with whom she was inseparable all of her life.  Her love of gardening was fostered by the time spent outdoors working with her father to help support their family.

On March 6, 1967, she married John T. Walker Jr, who passed away in 2007. Olivia was a teacher at heart and spent years working with Pre-K students at Calvary Christian School where she was also an active member of the church for many years. She later went worked at TSTC, where she built many friendships, as she mentored and assisted young college students. Though she spent most of her life in the Rio Grande Valley, she enjoyed traveling the USA and spending time in the Piney Woods of East Texas with her extended family.

The importance she placed on family shone in those people whose lives she touched.  She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jenny and Michael Kelly, and her son and daughter-in-law, Jeremiah & Jessica Walker.

Whether dancing to the radio in the living room, card-making, or cooking in the kitchen with them, she was a loving Abuela to those she held most precious, her grandchildren, Kyah, Aria, and Beck Walker. They always spent time blowing bubbles in the backyard while she tended to her flowers and plants or played up and down the decorated halls of Abuela’s house with her collections of angels and crosses keeping watch over them.

Visitation will take place on Saturday, March 12, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Buck Ashcraft San Benito Funeral Home with a service to follow at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Phillip Hoeflinger of First United Methodist Church officiating.  Committal service and interment will take place on Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. at Driver Cemetery in Teague, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org) in Olivia’s memory. Olivia and her husband, Johnny, were avid supporters of this charitable organization,

Olivia loved her country and proudly displayed her American flag. You can also honor her memory by displaying your flag at Independence Day.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Olivia (Torres) Walker, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, March 12, 2022

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Buck Ashcraft San Benito Funeral Home

1400 West Business 77, San Benito, TX 78586

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Chapel Service

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Buck Ashcraft San Benito Funeral Home, Chapel A

1400 West Business 77, San Benito, TX 78586

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Graveside Service & Interment

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

Driver Cemetery

, Teague, TX 75860

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