HARRY & CORA WALKER
EARLY RESIDENTS 2007
Harry Walker 1888-1984
Harry and Cora Walker arrived in Vista in 1926. They loved the area and the people and helped to develop the town. They helped to establish the first church, The Community Church of Vista.
Harry, known as ”Hi,” actually built the first church building and parsonage. He and Cora were active in the leadership of the church. They were both active in the total community. memory of son Donald, who was killed during World War II.
In 1937, Harry joined the Vista Rotary Club and served in every office except secretary. After being president of the Vista Club, he became District Governor of Rotary Clubs in San Diego, Riverside, and Imperial Counties.
On July 7, 1976, Vista mayor Lloyd Tracy declared ""Hi and Cora Walker Day,"" celebrating their 50 years in Vista and their 66th wedding anniversary. They died of natural causes on the same day, January 29, 1984.