Dyan M. (Hiller) Walker — Sister Kateri Nehemiah Walker —died peacefully early Saturday morning, June 8, 2019, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was 70 and lived in Moretown.
She was born May 20, 1949, in Ontario, Canada.
Her husband, Keith Walker, died earlier.
She leaves behind an enduring legacy of love and grace, as she tirelessly shared her love of her Lord with all she met. Dyan was an active member of the Community of the Crucified One in Moretown and Pittsburgh, Pa., and her greatest joys were to serve around the Lord’s altar at Sunday Mass and to intercede in prayer for those in need, particularly orphans in Kenya, where she was instrumental in helping to establish an orphan feeding program for Everyone’s Child.
Her love of Jesus and her constant desire to see everyone come to a saving relationship with the God she served was evident every day of her life. From the medical staff to the person she met in the grocery store parking lot, Jesus’ love for all shone brightly through her. She loved the Lord’s gifts in nature; sitting on her porch amidst the flowers, particularly morning glories, was one of her favorite pastimes in the last few years.
She was particularly fond of taking car rides and going on adventures, taking unknown roads to see where they would lead her and enjoying a picnic along the way. Her zest for life and her appreciation for things that were normally taken for granted made Dyan the special person she was. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She loved her springer spaniel kids, Monster Mac, Molly and Kippy, and leaves behind her constant companion Oliver, “Ollie,” from whom she was rarely separated.
A celebration of her life will be held Friday, June 14, at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Crucified One, 20 Route 100 South, Moretown.
Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waterbury is in charge of arrangements. To send online condolences: perkinsparker.com or the funeral home’s Facebook page.