Missionary to Children and Youth in the Philippines
Ms. Marion M. Walker retired in 1970 after 40 years of missionary service in the Philippines and was awarded a plaque of appreciation. She was well-loved by the Aetas of Patling area in Tarlac. Mr. Walker helped children and young people to obtain education. She established a dormitory in Sta. Lucia, Capan, Tarlac, where Aeta students could stay while studying, enabling tribal communities to educate their children and youth. Ms. Walker served as district and conference missionary promoting children and youth work and supervising deaconesses in the conference. She directed various nurture programs for the districts in Central Luzon. She came as a young and beautiful missionary, and expended her life in mission, benefitting children, youth, women, deaconesses, and Aeta tribal communities in Central Luzon. After she retired, she continued to live and serve in the Philippines. Her former students had become teachers, pastors, and deaconesses, and community leaders. She chose to be buried in Patling.
Taken from Methodism in the Philippines: A Century of Faith and Vision, ed. by Bishop Jose Gamboa, Jr., Gamaliel T. de Armas, Jr., Roela Victoria Rivera, and Sharon Paz C. Hechanova. (Manila: Philippines Central Conference of The United Methodist Church, 2003).