Published in The Washington Post on Apr. 9, 2020.
June Hughes Walker
October 20, 1930 - April 6, 2020
On April 6, 2020 of N. Bethesda, MD. Beloved wife of the late
Edgar H. Walker, mother of Cindi Bekas and her husband Dino
of Woodstock, GA. Kyle Walker and his wife Judith of
Gaithersburg, MD and Kent Walker and his wife Kerry of
Germantown, MD; grandmother of Cullen, Amber, Erica,
Bradley and Lauren. Great-gandmother of Larkin and Emory.
Mrs. Walker graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1949. She later graduated
from Abbott Art School in Washington, DC. She was a designer and Illustrator for the Roth
Theater chain before becoming a commercial illustrator and Art Director for John Martin
Studios in New York City. June later became intrigued with sculpture as a means of artistic
expression. Her signature pieces were whimsical and expressive painted terra cotta
sculptures. Her works were exhibited in many juried and invitational shows in the DC area and
included in many private collections.
June loved playing golf in her Early Birdies Golf Club at Falls Road GC. She volunteered for
the American Lung Association and was an active member of the Luxmanor Garden Club and
the National League of American Pen Women. June was a devoted wife and mother. She was
a passionate fan and spectator of all her grandchildren's activities: theater, dance and sports.
She loved her Redskins and Nationals and always preferred to have a "ball game" on the TV.
A private interment will take place at Parklawn Memorial Park. Please view and sign online
family guestbook at www.pumphreyfuneralhome.com