Aged 51, passed away unexpectedly on January 14, 2013. Survived by his partner of 23 years, longtime Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce member Bob Herne, his two brothers Glenn and Jeff; nieces Idalina, Delia, Jessica and Lydia and nephews Cyrus, Reed and Brian. He was the son of the late Vernon and Elfriede Walker. Originally from Reston Va., he moved to Sacramento in 2003.
A graduate of the College of William and Mary with a J.D. from George Mason University, he was a long-term Legislative Director for Congressmen Tom Lantos. In California he held several Governor appointed positions including: Deputy Legislative Secretary and Assistant Secretary of State. Chris will be remembered for his convictions as well as for his kind and gentle manner.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, February 10th at 1pm at Sierra 2 in Curtis Hall located at 2791 24th St. Sacramento Ca. A reception will follow the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Sierra Forever Families www.sierraff .org or to the Friends at Walker Nature and Education Center in Reston, Va.