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January 4, 2013

Raymond Walker, 96

Salem, N.H. — Raymond Walker, 96, of Salem, N.H., passed away on Monday, December 31, 2012 at his home at Greystone Farm in Salem.

Raymond was born, raised and educated in Lawrence, a 1933 graduate of Searles High School. He has been a longtime resident of Nashua and Methuen before moving to Salem two years ago. He was employed with the Bolta Rubber Co. and more recently worked for Raytheon and then the Honeywell Corp., prior to his retirement. Raymond served with the United States Army during World War II. He enjoyed golfing, hunting and fishing in his free time and he was a lifetime member of the D.A.V. in Methuen.

Raymond is predeceased by his wife, Margaret M. (Houlihan) Walker. He leaves his siblings, Herbert Walker , Mildred "Mickey" Sommers and Elizabeth “Betty” Murray, all of Salem, N.H.; his loving companion, Beatrice Divoll of Methuen; and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by two sisters, Phyllis Dolph and Ellen Palmer.

ARRANGEMENTS: Friends are invited to call from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 6, at the Charles F. Dewhirst Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen. A funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Methuen. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the charity of one's choice. For directions or to make an online condolence, please visit www.dewhirstfuneral.com or www.facebook.com/dewhirstfuneralhome.