Monday, May 23, 2016

Alice Walker who served Eddy County Agriculture as a Technician for Soil Conservation Service then whith the name change Natural Resource Conservation Service-USDA.

I am passing on the sad news that Alice Walker passed away this past weekend at a hospital in Lubbock. She had a heart attack last week and did not recover. Her funeral services will be held at Denton Funeral Home on this coming Wednesday at 10 am. Alice was noted for her pioneering work being the first woman USDA/ NRCS (the old Soil Conservation Service) field representative in Eddy County. She would go out and “shoot” levels and grades for farmers and ranchers for concrete ditches, pipelines, field leveling, etc. She was pretty proud of her tenure at the NRCS and liked to talk about her experiences. She will certainly be missed by all of us in the agriculture community who knew her. She had a good heart and cared.

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