Givens, Walter – Obituary

Walter Edward Givens, 82, of 215 Oak died in a local hospital Monday [July 31, 1972], he was a retired grocery man.

Givens was born June 24, 1890, in Galax, Va. In 1917 he married Amy A. Kent in Walla Walla; they lived here many years and moved back to make their home in 1967. Givens was a veteran of WWI and a member of the Marcus Whitman Barracks No. 135, Veterans of WWI.

Survivors include his widow, Amy at the home; three sisters, Mrs. J. C. Spurlin of Rural Retreat, Va., Mrs. Harris Riley of Staunton, Va., and Mrs. C. W. Matheny of Bluefield, W. Va.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the DeWitt Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Lawrence Mitchelmore of the College Place Presbyterian Church officiating. Graveside military honors to be conducted by the Marcus Whitman Barracks No. 135, Veterans of WWI. Interment to follow in Mt. View Cemetery.

Walla Walla Union Bulletin, August 1, 1972
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman



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  1. Looking for information about Veterans of WWI, Marcus Whitman Barracks 135 that Mr. Givens belonged to.
    Is he the same Walter Givens born in Carroll County, VA on June 24, 1892? He enlisted on June 5, 1917 and shipped out on the Luckenbach from Newport News, VA on December 24, 1917.
    One of the Veterans of WWI caps was recently found at the local VFW post in Walla Walla. It has an Auxiliary pin and a plastic name tag with Peterson on it. It’s still in excellent condition.
    The VFW doesn’t want the cap, but Fort Walla Walla Museum is very interested unless a verified relative can be found.

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