Ingrid Schlecht Walker
Published in The Washington Post on March 14, 2010

A native Washingtonian, Ingrid worked in social services and taught English.

She was a generous and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Ingrid was
passionate about social justice, travel and the arts.

She was married to fellow DC native Bob Walker for nearly 40 years until his death in
2006. They met at
Western High School (1963) and went on together to Bard College,
the University of Connecticut, and a life in New England.

Ingrid is survived by her son, Christopher, granddaughter Lucy and daughter-in-law

A service of remembrance will be held on Sunday, March 28, 2010. Family and friends
are encouraged to attend. For location and details, please feel free to contact Joseph
Gawler''s Sons Funeral Home at (202) 966-6400.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a scholarship for writers in
Bob''s name at: Worcester State College, 486 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA 01602,
Attn: Office of Institutional Advancement (reference Walker Scholarship), or via the
college''s web site.