Georgia Christine Walker (Bauer)
Born July 8th 1955 to Lorraine Taylor Bauer and George Bauer in KCMO. Passed away November 6, 2017. Georgia grew up in Brookside and graduated from St. Theresa’s Academy in 1973.
Georgia’s love for all animals, especially horses, began at a young age. As a girl she would take the bus from Brookside to Benjamin Stables to ride her favorite horse. Being the youngest of eight children, with six older brothers and one older sister, Georgia grew up tough and mischievous but always remained tender at heart. She pursued her love for animals by studying Animal Science at Kansas State University where she met and married Cliff Walker who later became a veterinarian. They raised their two daughters alongside many four-legged animals that needed a loving home. When visiting the Walker home it was not uncommon to share a couch with a rescued deer or have their pet raccoon steal food from your plate.
Georgia’s love for horses propelled her to build a successful equine and livestock insurance agency, Georgia Walker and Associates, where she worked for 15 years. She spent her free time doing what she loved most: riding her horse and spending time with her daughters. On the back of a horse is where she always felt free.
After retiring, Georgia spent her life traveling and devoted most of her time serving others. She was actively involved with The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection and the many volunteer programs they have. She had a servant’s heart and was always putting others needs before hers. This was how she lived her life right up until her death when she was making sure her daughters and animals would be taken care of.
Georgia made a friend wherever she went. Her unforgettable smile and tender heart was what attracted so many to her. She had many friends from all walks of life and always chose to see the good in everyone she met. Georgia’s incredible resilience and strength kept her smiling through her final days. She was surrounded by love, and her daughters were by her side when she was called home.
Georgia is survived by her two daughters, Tracie (Alioune) Ndiaye, and Kellie Walker (Matt Hebermehl), granddaughter Laina Ndiaye. Siblings Jerry Bauer, Larry Bauer, David Bauer and Daniel Bauer, Lorraine “Sissy” Appel. Brothers Thomas Bauer and Phillip Bauer precede her in death.
Memorial Service is Thursday Nov 9th at 3pm in the Wesley Chapel at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection 13720 Roe Ave, Leawood, KS 66224. Graveside service will be held Friday Nov 10th at 11am at Mount Moriah Cemetery 10507 Holmes Rd, KC MO 64131.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Compassion International 12290 Voyager Pkwy Colorado Springs, CO 80921 or Wayside Waifs 3901 Martha Truman Rd, Kansas City, MO 64137. Assistance by Funeral Advocates LLC.